I chose an orange and green pearl cotton #5 and used the same template in my previous posts.
Layer 1: Orange
I have lots of spacing in between my stitches - but it is the first layer and I will be covering it up with more layers - so it doesn't need to be perfect!
Layer 2: Green
Layer 3: Orange
Layer 4: Green
Time to cut through the layers and remove the plastic template.
Here it is before "fluffing"..
... and after "fluffing".
I decided to trim the pearl cotton with my scissors to see if it would change the appearance.
Here it is after trimming with the scissors and fluffed.
I do like how the plushwork turned out with the pearl cotton, but I have decided the best results are when you use the tapestry wool.
It is actually the surface satin stitch - where you will bring the thread up from the back right next to the previous stitch on the same side - there are only long threads going across on the front side of your work. (This plushwork tutorial explains it also)
Compare the results from my other posts: