Sharon also advises to try this particular stitch with several different types of thread to see what results you get. Actually, Sharon advises this for most of the stitches as it is part of the fun of learning and experimenting with them and, I agree with her. So, for my examples this week, I filled in another box on my sampler creating three different flowers.
To the left of the box I stitched a flower using variegated cotton pearl thread (No. 8) In the middle is a flower stitched with four strands of variegated cotton embroidery floss and, to the right a flower stitched with 2mm wide silk
thread (this should read ribbon!) I like all three flowers. I especially like the effect of the variegated thread as, it gives the flowers more depth than I think a single colour does.
I completed the box on the sampler by stitching the perimeter with stem stitch in two strands of the same variegated cotton embroidery floss that I used for the middle flower.