Flower Power

A couple of weeks ago I shared my progress on my denim jacket, embroidering flowers along the back…

This is a white denim jacket I bought at Sainsbury’s, our local supermarket. It was only £22, cheap enough to try something different. The denim is actually quite soft, it was quite easy to embroider. I used DMC threads and some other over-dyed threads from 21st Century Yarns which are called stranded cotton but are actually more like a perle. I drew some wavy lines with a silver gel pen and then eventually worked out seven different flowers to embroider, they’re not particularly botanically correct and some are just made up!

Well after what seems like thousands of French knots, it is finished!

I’ve embroidered all the way along the back, which was quite long enough! There’s foxgloves, alliums, cone flowers, amongst some more generic flowers. I added some foliage and filled in gaps with forget-me-not flowers. I stitched three little bees, having become well practise stitching them whilst making the cottage garden quilt. I was thinking of adding a ladybird but I decided a single spot of scarlet in a bed of pinks and blues might not work.

I’m well chuffed with my jacket, it took a little longer than I anticipated, but I already have plans for my blue denim jacket. Unfortunately it’s been too warm to wear it since I finished it! Here’s a photo of the whole border…

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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18 Responses to Flower Power

  1. Jane M says:

    Absolutely gorgeous and the bees are a great addition.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. claire93 says:

    absolutely amazing, unique and beautiful ^^ So clever of you to have thought to look around for a cheap denim jacket to become your canvas.

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  3. Jean says:

    love it

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  4. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    You took a cheap jacket and made it haute couture. Love the little bees buzzing around the flowers.

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  5. tialys says:

    That looks lovely Margaret. Once it cools down a bit I bet you’ll get people asking where you bought it. 😎

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  6. Carolyn says:

    It’s just lovely! I’ve enjoyed following your progress on your jacket, can’t see what you do with the blue one!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Laura says:

    Love it! One doesn’t have to have designer outfits; you’ve certainly shown how to do it yourself! And it is better, too! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. susie Q says:

    Jacket if just delightful……. hope it gets cool early.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Diane Cannon says:

    What a lovely job of embroidery–sooo pretty–
    luv, di

    Liked by 1 person

  10. kathyreeves says:

    This is fabulous, I sense more embellishing of clothing in your future! Once you start, it is hard to stop!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Sian Coggins says:

    Absolutely amazing!


  12. Amanda says:

    Looks fab! 😃


  13. If it were mine I would wear it all the time, never mind the weather!! Beautiful work


  14. Faby Reilly says:

    So beautiful !!!!! I love it ❤️


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