Stitch a Garden SAL

A couple of weeks ago I started embroidering a standard rose bush, I have two in my garden, Claire Austin which is a gorgeous creamy white and Roald Dahl which quitea lovely shade of peach.

I stitched Claire Austin a few weeks ago,,,

I then turned my head to Roald Dahl, painted the background again, stitched the stem with a whipped back-stitch and used slip stitch for the roses.

Having stitched the rose it was now time to turn to the small plants around the base. I found this embroidery more tricky to plan than most, I wanted to base it on plants that are there but include all seasons. I mainly used French knots and chain stitch.

The plants are meant to be erysimum, heuchera, hellebore and foxgloves.

I’m going to have start making these little embroideries into a page for my book…I have a few thoughts still being mulled over…if any one fancy’s stitching a garden then do have a look at The Stitchery as it is inspired by her course ‘stitch a garden’.

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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9 Responses to Stitch a Garden SAL

  1. Sharon says:

    Gorgeous work as always and such a treat to see

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  2. kathyreeves says:

    Love these rose bushes, and their accompanying flowers too, Margaret!

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  3. Jane M says:

    Absolutely beautiful

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  4. Ivani says:

    Wonderful embroidery!

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  5. Cathie J says:

    These rose trees are so pretty. I love to see rose bushes and trees in person, but I don’t like to keep them in my garden as I am a neglectful gardener and really don’t like trimming roses.

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  6. Kathy S says:

    That’s beautiful!

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  7. Oh, such pretty stitching!

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  8. OMG I love this! The stitches and the colouring are divine!

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  9. Jenny Benton says:

    So beautiful, and even more special as your embroideries are showcasing your own garden.

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