Chemanthy stitch flower embroidery tutorial
chemanthy stitch flower
This radiating stitch is called the Chemanthy stitch. It is always worked in the round and the perfect fit for flower embroidery.
The first petal
Mark 3 circles and the center point with a removable marker.
The Chemanthy stitch consists of a set of stitches worked close to each other. Depending on how many petals you want to achieve the more or less space you should leave between each stitch.
You can mark the points of your petals beforehand.
Continuing the Chemanthy stitch
Now, embroider the next petal in the same way you made the first one. The start of each new petal is shown in the picture on the right (or below if you are on mobile).
In the last picture, you can see how the flower looks in different sizes for the circles. The left one has a very small inner and middle circle resulting in an emphasis on the upper part of the petals which are narrow and long here. For the right side Chemanthy stitch flower, however, I used a much shorter distance between the outer and middle circle. This made the petals look more balanced and the intricate stitching texture on the center can shine.