The finished hedebo flower.
The stitch of TAST week 40 is beaded hedebo edge.
Last February I embroidered this charming edge on my crazy Pink Quilt. The post in question is here. I remembered I had doubts about ending the bar. As you can see on the picture the scallop doesn't lie flat at the end because the bar ends at the top. It seems more logical to end at the bottom, the scallop would lie flat that way. However the small cross wouldn't work out without cheating.
This looks weird! I started with drawing a small circle for the center and five markings for the five petals. The picture shows the first half of the cross stitches.
Completed first halves.
Finished cross stitches.
It took me some time to figure out how the cross stitches should be placed to form a flower shape.
The red crosses represent the small crosses, the blues ones represent the large crosses. Starting by arrow #1 embroider the first half of a small cross stitch, followed by arrow #2 (first half large cross) and so forth. When all the first halves are done, go back along the same way (the dotty arrows).
I hope the picture is clear enough ;)
When all the cross stitches are done, start with the beads and bars.
The partly stitched bars.
Completed hedebo flower.