Ghiordes knot AKA Turkey work was on my to-do-list for a long time. My second pebble was the perfect project to give it a try. I used a full thread of stranded Schürer floss for my ghiordes knot after reading the instructions in my embroidery book. If you’re not familiar with this stitch, there’s a great video here. At the base of the ghiordes knot I stitched whipped spokes and colonial knots with perle 12.
At the other side I stitched a stemstitch filling with 3 threads of stranded floss and decorated it with beads.
The beads spreads to the part with the star too. They look very nice between the colonial knots.
More colonial knots, this time in brown stranded floss around and between the crested chain stitch (TAST stitch 70).
And this is how my second pebble looks today.
I think the embroidery is finished, so maybe this pebble will be finished soon.