Friday, April 29, 2022

Teddy Bear on a Swing Embroidery - Part Three

Remember this teddy bear project?

Since my last post, I have added chain for the swing to hang from.  I used the Chain Stitch, but now am wondering if Rope Stitch might be a better choice? 
I do love the chain's floss color - this is a newly released color: DMC no. 21

One of the butterflies is done - I may add some blending filament to give sparkle to his wings:

 Next up is selecting the colors for this bigger butterfly:

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Cherry Blossoms and Lanterns Embroidery Project - Part 3 Finish and Details

I finished the Cherry Blossom stitching.  You can see parts one and two of this project here { 1 - 2}

This motif is from my Cherry Blossom embroidery set.

Now for the project details.  These are the stitches I used:

Back Stitch for the tree branches, the lantern outlines, and the silver lantern hanging lines.  The silver is all Kreinik metallic fine braid.  I cannot say enough good things about this braid.  It is so easy to use, rarely tangles and has so much sparkle! The flowers are all formed with Straight Stitch.  I used three strands of floss, pink, light pink and white.  The flower centers and all the buds are French Knots.  The lanterns are filled with Seeding Stitch and the lantern fringe is Turkey Work.

Here are the floss color numbers.  The two that are difficult to see are the silver, {Kreinik fine braid metallic no. 001} and the pale pink, {DMC no. 23}. I also used white, DMC Blanc.