It's important to place the fabric in an embroidery hoop to work this design - especially when working the laid filling in acorn cap. The thread in the laid areas must be kept flat while you are working this area, so that the stitches will not be bunched or too loose in the finished design.
Stitch the design on the fabric using 2 strands of the 6-strand embroidery floss throughout, following the stitch key shown above.
Directions for working the individual stitches can be found in the surface embroidery stitch list.
If you would like to see a close-up detail of the chain stitch filling used in the acorn, see the next page.
This project would look beautiful finished as a framed piece with a round mat.