Trace cookie cutter for shape, work in negative space around shape after stitching tiny guideline of shape. Use a thread conditioner, Thread Heaven, on embroidery floss to prevent fraying; French knots or stab stitches used for effect.
Hand Embroidery French knot Stitch Designs by Amma Arts - YouTube
Hand Embroidered Heart with Bullion roses and French Knots
I love this site - lovely guide to easy flower embroideries! I made a t-shirt necklace embroidered with flowers inspired by this site!
Negative Space Embroidery - stitching techniques for pattern, texture & contrast; sewing idea; textiles design // Bonnie Sennott
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For pom pom flowers use circular buttonhole stitch, or clusters of French and Colonial knots . (pattern by lili_popo, via Flickr)