Thursday, February 10, 2011
Russian Leaf done in St Petersburg Chain Stitch, Part 1
Russian Leaf done in St Petersburg Chain Stitch works up better in small to medium sizes so they hold their shape. Delicas or Seed beads work well. We'll be working one side of the leaf at a time.
Step 1 Center stop bead on a yard or so of Fire Line
Add 2 beads main color, 1 bead contrast, 2 beads main color.
Step2 Thread needle back around through all 5 beads exiting up through Bead #5
Step 3 Add 4 beads and go back up through beads #1 & 2 of these 4, (see previous post on St Petersburg Chain)
Step 4 - Add your contrast bead and go back down through beads 1&2 & Bead #5
Step 5 - Add contrast bead and go up through Bead #3 and 4. (see my previous post
on St Petersburg Chain Stitch if you need more help) For this leaf I did about 9 rows
Step 6 - flip work and repeat from Step 3 above for the second side of leaf