These fragrant, nodding blossoms may be worked in embroidery, and/or used for other creative projects. To embroider, outline stitch will be fine for most lines. Lazy stitches may be used for the small centers of the bell-shaped flowers, where they show. To applique, cut lleaves and flowers (using the same shape for all flowers). Overlay flowers on leaves where necessary, and work all details of flowers, stems and leaf veining in embroidery.
Make upper surfaces of leaves a dark green; underneath surfaces in a lighter shade of green. The little flowers should be white, on dark green stems, and the tiny center parts a very pale yellow-green. If worked on a white background, the flowers should be outlined in a very light blue, to make them stand out. However, if circumstances permit, the design will be better worked against a pastel background such as light blue or lavender.
From WorkBasket Magazine:: June 1955 - Volume 20 Issue #9
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