A Flower Wreath

A few weeks ago I bought a surprise bundle of linen and designs from SoukieSoo, I follow her on instagram and I like her style. Quite a few were immediately earmarked for my garden book. Once I’d finished my ladybugs and bumblebees I stocked my little project bag with a few DMC threads and a couple of designs. I even added a tiny 3″ hoop which came with the bundle which I must admit when I saw it I thought it would be too small to use, but actually on little pieces of embroidery it’s perfect.

The designs are all on vintage or antique linens and they’re lovely to sew on, I’ve just ordered a bundle of linens from her website for £20 as I think they’ll be great for fabric books.

Anyway, I started with a little wreath pattern, the basic design just had the wreath with little buds or berries on short stems, it’s drawn I think with a Frixion pen as it disappears on ironing. I stitched the main wreath with stem stitch and then added the stems with a little fly stitch on the end. I could then use French knots in a softly variegated blue thread for little flowers.

I felt it needed a little more so I added leaves in fishbone stitch and then added lots more blue French knots.

Isn’t it pretty, it’s only about 1.5″ across so it was stitched in an evening. I’ve just started a long thin one this evening which will be in coppery tones. I’m thinking they’ll be lovely with some crazy patchwork or as part of a ‘slow stitching’ page with maybe a garden quote.

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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5 Responses to A Flower Wreath

  1. Debra says:

    Just beautiful ❤️❤️❤️


  2. Jessica says:

    Hi. New here. That’s beautiful. My grandmas taught me how to embroidery, but I haven’t tried it in a long time. That is some pretty work.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sharon says:

    So lovely 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Lovely! Thank you for sharing her info.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Karen says:

    That’s really pretty

    Liked by 1 person

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