Slow Stitchin’ on Sunday Morning

In these posts I want to share some of my favorite pieces, which will include wall hangings, small works, pillows, purses, and just because pieces, enjoy!

6 3/4″ x 7 3/4″

Merrily We Go Around

This piece was featured in my book, The Embroidery Book, by C&T Publishing. I started with a square of linen fabric, and machine stitched a spiral in a variegated green thread. Then the slow stitching started. The embroidery is worked in cotton floss: four colors of green, and 13 flower colors. There are five flower designs, each with a a stalk and leaf, two vine designs, and one small flower. The eight stitched components were repeated over the spiral.

Embroidery Stitches Used

  • Stalks: outline stitch, lazy daisy stitch
  • Flowers: lazy daisy stitch flowers (3, 4, 5, and 6 petals) using the lazy daisy stitch and lazy daisy bullion tip stitch
  • Detail stitches: 3-wrap French knot stitch, straight stitch, fly stitch
  • Small flowers: French knot stitch flower, lazy daisy stitch
  • Vines: feather stitch, chain stitch, lazy daisy stitch
  • Details: 3-wrap French knot stitch

Happy Stitching to You! Christen

PS: If you wish to see more of my work, check out the Gallery section.

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