I finished the stitching on another of the motifs in the Hot Air Balloon embroidery pattern set. This one features a balloon caught in a storm.
For the clouds and wind I used variegated color floss. I love to use this floss because the progression of color along the floss gives a sense of movement. This effect is perfect for stitching storm clouds! All of these lines are done with Stem Stitch:
For the sun, I used Stem Stitch and Straight Stitch.
The basket is outlined in Back Stitch. The top half is Whipped Stem Stitch. I used Straight Stitches for the fill:
I am recording all the details about this project for my embroidery journal:
Here is the list of floss colors I used: