In my plan on my freestyle embroidery design, the upper right quarter of the design will have a border (as indicated by the dotted line). I want the border to be a colour other than green, since the stems in the flowers will have a lot of green. I will start of with a simple border, because I know I can always come back later and add more stitching if I want to.
I am going to do a wrapped backstitch with two different shades of pink. HERE is a tutorial on wrapped backstitch and wrapped running stitch. The backstitch is a darker pink, and the wrap is the lighter shade.
For this part, I used the drawn line as a guide and stitched exactly on it. The wrapping really changes the look of the backstitch.
I will probably come back and add more to the border in the future, but that is enough for now. It gives me a start and I can always choose to leave it simple if I want to.
Check out more of the freestyle embroidery project HERE.