I have finished the circle around the kantha booti and the petals.
Like I said earlier the flowers and kantha booti are mostly asymmetrical in kantha embroidery.I chose to keep it that way but you can also make it symmetrical if you want.
So far I was stitching with only black color and I thought it would be better to throw in some colors.
I have stitched the outline of the circle with whipped running stitch aka paichano using 2 strands of Anchor yellow floss shd # 289. Also I have covered the area between kantha booti and circle with 2 rounds of kantha stitches using the same yellow floss.
I have filled the petals with 2 colors but you could also do this with one color.It looks like satin stitch but it's not.It is kantha stitch filling.I have used 2 strands of purple shd # 112 and variegated pink shd# 1205.
To stitch the petals with kantha filling stitch :-
Step 1: Bring the needle and thread up at 'a' and go down at 'b'. Come up near 'b' as shown.
Step 2: Go down near 'a' and come up as shown.
This is how the back side looks.I haven't finished the threads at the back yet,sorry.
See y'all next wednesday with an update.