The next step in making the leaves was to draw the veins on each leaf. I used a dark marking pencil for the light colored leave and a light marking pencil for the dark colored leaves . After the leaf veins are marked I label each stack of leaves and pick out the thread I want to use on each leaf color.
After the veins are sewn on each leaf I iron the leaves to a sheet of Totally Stable and cut the leaves apart and stack them. Next I remove the Totally Stable. I find a needle pointed pair of tweezers really help with this task. I then stack the cleaned leaves and put them on a tray.