Friday, February 26, 2021

Cherry Blossom Embroidery

I have a work in progress to share.  This branch with cherry blossoms and buds is from the Cherry Blossom embroidery pattern set.   

For the flowers, I am using Long and Short  Stitch.  The flower centers are formed with the Pistil Stitch.  The branch is rows of Back Stitch and the leaves are Fishbone Stitch.  

The color palette is just a few colors - the same palette I used on this project: 

Here are the floss color numbers:

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Cherry Blossom Embroidery Pattern


I have a new embroidery pattern available in my Etsy shop.  This one is titled Cherry Blossom.

Here is a screen shot of my drawing...

Here is a look at the pattern set:

This is my current work in progress, a tree from the set.  You can see I have certainly been stitching French Knots!  I will post my colors and stitch list soon.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Long Tailed Daisy Stitch

Notice the orange stamens in this flower? They are formed using the Long Tailed Daisy Stitch. This stitch is the next entry I am adding to my 100 Stitches plus list.  

To demonstrate this simple and versatile stitch, I am using perle cotton floss in blue - this is DMC no. 3843.

The Long Tailed Daisy Stitch is actually just a Lazy Daisy Stitch {which I demonstrated here}but the loop is much smaller and the securing stitch is longer and forms the tail. 

You can make the tail any length you prefer.   The Lazy Daisy Stitches forming the blue flowers on the left show the difference between the two stitches:

I learned this stitch from the book Embroidery by Mary Webb.


Thursday, January 7, 2021

Embroidered Winter Theme Napkin

I have the most beautiful winter themed table napkins to share.  These are hand embroidered.  The winter berries and snowflakes motif is from my Winter hand embroidery pattern.  

The branches are embroidered using the Stem Stitch, the berries are all Satin Stitch, the large snowflakes are Straight Stitch and the smaller flakes are French Knots.

I used a winter inspired color palette of white, red, blue, gray and a sort of mauve-brown.  The sparkle is provided by Kreinik's multicolored blending filament.

Here are the floss color numbers:

Monday, November 9, 2020

Embroidered Pumpkin Project - Part Three

 I have an update on my pumpkin project.  {Part 1 / Part 2} I have finished the embroidering!

There are quite a few interesting stitches used, and I would like to share my stitch list as well as the floss colors and numbers.

The pumpkin body is stitched using columns of long Straight Stitches.  The center rib section is Jacobean Couching Stitch.  The pumpkin body, stem and tendrils are outlined with Back Stitch.  

The maple leaf is outlined with Back Stitch and filled with Straight Stitch.  The red and yellow small leaves  are Fishbone Stitch.  The red and the yellow oak leaves are Long and Short Stitch.  The veins of all the leaves are Back Stitch.  The Acorn body is Satin Stitch and the cap is Back Stitch and filled with French Knots.  The small accent flowers are Lazy Daisy Stitches with French Knot centers.

Here are the floss color numbers used for this project:

This pumpkin motif is available in my Thanksgiving Embroidery Pattern Set.  You can find that set - here.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Embroidered Thanksgiving Napkin


This beautiful motif is from my Thanksgiving embroidery pattern. 
The green leaves are stitched with the Fishbone Stitch.  The stems are all done with Stem Stitch :) .  The curly lines are Back Stitch.  The berries are French Knots and the maple leaf is Long and Short Stitch.
Here are the floss colors I used:

I am also finishing up the stitching on this big pumpkin - I will post the stitch and floss color information when I am finished!  

Monday, September 28, 2020

Pugs! Embroidery Pattern

I have a new embroidery pattern available in my shop:


If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen a design in-progress screen capture I recently shared:

I really love all the motifs in this set!  

I have finished embroidering the "pugtastic" motif and am so happy with the result!

My stitch list is fairly straightforward.  The blue lines are stitched in alternating lines using the Double Knot Stitch and the Stem Stitch.  The lines are accented by metallic gold lines done in Running Stitch.  The red hearts are done with Satin Stitch.  The orange dots are French Knots.  The pug is done in Long and Short Stitch with Stem Stitch, Back Stitch, Satin Stitch and French Knots for definition.  

The color palette is 

Red DMC #3801

Browns DMC #300, 938

Blue DMC #4230 color variations

Gold Kreinik #002HL blending filament

Tan DMC #3770

Black DMC #310

White DMC Blanc

Orange DMC #741