Woven Picot Daisy

Peggy S. Crawford 2004

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I've worked the daisy in pinks instead of the usual white so that it would photograph better.  Thinking about it, I do like the pink. :-)

The model was worked using the following EdMar threads:

  • Iris #043 Back Petals
  • Lola #043 Front, Dimensional Petals
  • Lola #134 Flower Center
  • Iris #403 Leaves

Needles used:

  • #1 millinery needle
  • #22 Chenille needle

See January 2004, Volume 3, Issue 1 for Needlework Leaves Continued by Jean Bowman, Rita Goff & Pam Porter. Instructions are under the Leaf Stitch Leaf. The leaves, as well as the flat petals, are worked using this stitch.

Work the top dimensional petals first using the Woven Picot stitch. Next work the leaves and the flat petals.

Woven Picot Stitch:

The Woven Picot stitch is worked between the flat petals. See Figure 1 for the starting position.

Pierce the fabric at A, with a #1 millinery needle, coming out at the center of the flower at B. See Figure 1.

The point at A will be the tip of a petal. With the Lola thread and a #22 Chenille needle, come up at C, taking the thread around the milliners needle, coming into the fabric at D. See Figure 2.

Bring the Chenille needle up at E, midway between the milliners needle and D. See Figure 3.

Bring the Lola thread AROUND the milliners needle. See Figure 4.

Bring the chenille needle UNDER the right thread, going OVER the center thread and UNDER the left thread.

The chenille needle is NOT piercing any fabric. See figure 5.

Making a turn, bring the chenille needle and Lola thread back OVER the left-end thread, UNDER the center thread, and OVER the right thread. See Figures 6, 7, and 8.

Again, turn, come back, and go UNDER the right-end thread, OVER the center thread, and UNDER the left-end thread. See Figure 9.

Keep repeating the weaving motion until the area is filled. Bring the needle down at A. See Figure 10.

Remove the milliners needle and you have a free standing petal!! Repeat for the rest of the petals, working clock wise.

Hint: With the chenille needle, "push" the stitches close together as you are weaving. As the stitches get closer to the bottom, pushing may not be necessary.

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