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!
Sweet Roses and Posies
I created this piece for my book, The Embroidery Book, by C&T Publishing. I used two different colors of Hoffman Batiks for the the strip-pieced base. I added in hand-dyed vintage cotton lace and dyed mother-of-pearl buttons for the details. The embroidery was first worked around the center square, with a row of stitches mirroring the square. Vignettes were worked into the center, and corners of the middle section. The embroidery was worked in Wildflower thread by the Caron Collection, and 6 colors of silk embroidery ribbon and silk floss.
Embroidery Stitches Used
- Border row and vines: blanket stitch, feather stitch
- Decorative stitches: lazy daisy stitch, ribbon stitch, padded straight stitch
- Detail stitches: French knot stitch, lazy daisy stitch, fly stitch
- Vignette stitches: woven rose stitch, woven rose stitch variation (two colors of ribbon), pointed petal stitch, rosette, French knot stitch
Happy Stitching to You! Christen
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