Closeup of leaf embroidery. The leaves were fun. I used stem stitch to outline the leaves in a lighter green and the same twig brown to do the leaf veins. The leaf itself was done in split stitch...not exactly easy with pearl cotton. Not sure I'd do that again, but it did turn out nice.
Hand Embroidery Design: Tutorials for Hand Embroidered Leaves & Flowers, This is great way to stitch leaves using another kind of woven method. Whether the samples below demonstrate how to embroider a leaf or how to embroider a flower, with a few tweaks,