Stitching Flowers

Over the weekend I concentrated on finishing my flower sampler, this is for my textile book about the garden. I’ve been doing an on-line course with Nicki Franklyn frm the stitchery called Stitch-a-Garden and this sampler is one of the things she suggests, it has been a useful exercise in trying out different stitches. Last time I sharde my progress I was about three quarters of the way through…

I stitched some more bullion roses, added some straight ones too which could be veronica or liatris. I’ve used three different shades of pink for the rose bush, I think it works pretty well.

The final set of three samples is flowers using applique and fabric manipulation. The first one is made with hand-dyed silk ribbon, I cut a circle and then stitched it to the calico, scrunching bits up as I went. This is a technique which Nicki showed us. The central purple ones are just circles of silk ribbon stitched with a single seed stitch in the middle, tweaking it a bit to make the flowers a bit more random. The right hand sample was meant to be needle turn applique, the one onthe left is the only one done this way, it’s come out OK int the end but it’s very buly and it was pretty fiddly, the other two are just circles of cotton stitched on with fly stitch. The details of the stitches used for these last ones are all relating to the leaves, I think fish-bone stitch is still my favourite.

This piece will probably go in my book opposite the tree and shrub version. I’ve stitched quite a few little pieces for my book so I probably need to start making them into pages.

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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14 Responses to Stitching Flowers

  1. Sandi says:

    It’s beautiful!!


  2. Amo says:

    Quite a catalogue of stitch building there.


  3. I love the tree! Beautiful work.


  4. kathyreeves says:

    These pages are perfect for your garden book. You are achieving some fabulous textures!

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  5. Ivani says:

    Lovely stitched flowers.

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  6. Linda says:

    Your flowers are lovely. I’ve been trying the bouillon stitch this week, not sure it is right or just my version.

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  7. Karrin Hurd says:

    Beautiful stitching!

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  8. Cathie J says:

    Oh I love all of that pretty stitching!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Diann@ Little Penguin Quilts says:

    What a fun and beautiful project! Is it a sampler you purchased or your own design? I just discovered the woven wheel stitch this year, and enjoyed making flowers with it!

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  10. Andrée says:

    I love the garden idea for practicing your embroidery stitches. Your tree page is gorgeous!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Emma says:

    This is so gorgeous! Love all the flowers, they look amazing 😍

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