I mentioned before that I haven’t used much seed stitch before. I added it to another panel here and it was fun to work. I tried varying the stitch a little just to see what different effects I could get. The results were fun (though I doubt anyone but me is ever going to notice in person!)
Each tornado-shaped section of seed stitch is slightly different. The effect I hoped for was for lighter seeds on the left, heavier on the right. I don’t think I accomplished this to any noticeable degree, but I’ll tell you more about the variations.
The section on the left is the classic seed stitch: small straight stitches scattered at random. The hardest thing about this stitch (for me) is keeping the stitches at irregular intervals. The section on the right is a variation in which pairs of stitches are scattered, rather than a solitary stitch. So they’re like little = rather than -. Some of my equals signs are more like trapezoids, but that’s fine with me.
The final section was back to scattered single stitches, but longer than those in section one. Another name for seed stitch is rice stitch, and if the first section looks more like seeds, this section is definitely closer to rice.
The plantlike tendrils are ear-of-wheat stitch, so this is a section of botanical stitches–appropriate for the color green.