Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Herb Wreath Embroidery

I just finished embroidering this beautiful herb wreath motif.  This is from my new pattern set Herbs.  

You may remember my work in progress post on this project.  

Here is all the information on the stitches I used.  Check the end of the post for all the floss color information.  

For these dark green leaves, I used the Fishbone Stitch {one of my favorites!}  The center of the marjoram leaves, the center stalk of the rosemary and the little top stems of the dill are all Stem Stitch.  The rosemary needle leaves are Straight Stitch.  The dill stem is Back Stitch and the dill seeds are French Knots :

The rosemary blooms are Lazy Daisy stitches with French Knots:

I recorded all of my floss colors {with samples} in my Embroidery Journal

Here are the floss color numbers:

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Swedish Split Stitch

Time for another 100 Stitches Plus post.  This time, I am learning the Swedish Split Stitch.  I found the instructions for this stitch in Embroidery Stitches by Mary Webb.  

This stitch uses two different colored threads - threaded into the needle together! 

 The Swedish Split Stitch starts out exactly like a regular Split Stitch.  First come up through the fabric:

 Pull the floss all the way through and then go back through the fabric

and pull all the way through forming a long Straight Stitch.

Now bring the needle back up between the two colored threads:

Pull all the way through and take a small diagonal Straight Stitch back into the fabric:

Repeat these steps to make a row!

 Here is a look at the underside of the stitch:

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Herbs Embroidery Pattern

I have a new hand embroidery pattern available.  This one is all about herbs.  There are 14 different herbs highlighted.  I think this set is going to provide for a lot of beautiful embroidery projects!!