Umebachi, Vintage Fukusa (Back) - courtesy of IchiroyaPlum blossoms can be stitched in any number of ways. Small flowers are often stitched with either flat or twisted silk in a vertical foundation. Stamen and pollen are frequently added but not always. The blooms can be depicted on branches or on their own but leaves are never included (the ume tree flowers before the leaves appear). Larger designs may be stitched in long and short stitch, or the shape of the blossom may be filled with a geometric design.
Sometimes the shape of the flower is simply outlined.