Sunday, September 30, 2018

Embroidery design 9 - Floral design with quote

I am happy to share the free design for this month.  It is a simple floral design with a simple quote.  

I have completed the embroidered patch into a cushion.  Embroidery is done on plain white poplin cloth.  Just  I have added that dots with a blue marker.  

Back side of cushion.  Added a dark blue fabric in the edge to give a different look.

Now onto the pattern.

Stitches used:
Big flowers - straight stitch(2 strands)
Big leaves - Leaf stitch(2 strands)
Small leaves - Satin stitch(2 strands)
Stem - Stem stitch(2 strands)
Stem with pointed tip - Pistil stitch(4 strands)
Center of flowers - Satin stitch
Letters - Back stitch(3 strands)

Thread used (Anchor embroidery cotton thread)
Flowers - No 154, 169, 185
Leaves - 189, 878
Stem - 878
center of flower - 1217
Pistil stitch - 189
Letters - 169

Some close ups before ending the post.

Hope all of you liked this months pattern.  I am happy that I have posted it before the next month begins.  Will meet you with a crochet finish in my next post.  Till then happy embroidering.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Exploring Long and Short stitch

Hi all

Hope all r doing well. Today I am very very happy to share with you my embroidered flower in long and short stitch.  Whenever I see embroidery projects using long and short stitch, I always wanted to learn it perfectly and want to make a project out of it.  I am very much inspired by the projects done by Flora of Flora's colors.

Then comes the projects of Trish Burr who is a perfectionist in long and short stitch projects.  I bought one of her books "Long and Short Stitch Embroidery, A collection of flowers" under Milner craft series through Amazon.  For more than two years I was going thru that books like a kid and it is a colorful treat to the eyes.  

First have a look at my LS flower(long and short stitch flower).

Last month when I completed all my custom orders for the kurti(usually I don't take any orders.  I do it only for my co sister for her colleagues bcoz she is the one who encourages me a lot in my family to do more of my passion than anybody else), I decided not to do any project with deadline this year.  Doing with some deadlines always creates stress and I don't want that stress in continuing my passion.  So nowadays I am enjoy doing embroidery as well as cross stitch and crochet in my own pace.  And that too sometimes leave me in a situation that I am doing something without any aim.   

So I took the first project in the book and choose the colors which I had in my collection that is nearest to the shades recommended in the book and finally started doing it .  Though it is a small flower it took me one day on and off between my house hold chores and I really like the out come.  I am feeling soo happy after completing and will be doing more on long and short stitch after publishing this months free pattern. 

Now a close up of the LS flower.

I have worked this flower with two strands of anchor embroidery threads.  The book is a very useful one for those who are interested in learning the techniques of long and short stitch.

Hope all of u like it.  I will be back with another finish in cross stitch in my next post.  Till then have a happy time with needle n thread.