Stitch My Garden SAL

Three weeks ago when I last posted about my garden embroidery, I had just started the lay out of the area by the summerhouse…

I haven’t done a huge amount but I’ve started the ‘hard landscaping’, as with a real garden the walls and fences and the basic layout of the garden need sorting first.

I’ve used a single running stitch round the edge to denote fencing – stitched in green and brown like in my garden. A double row of running stitch denotes the wall, we have a steep plot so the previous owner had terraced the garden back and front with stone walls. Last time I also found it psychologically better to stitch with the boundary of the garden clearly marked.

The chain stitched line is the log roll edging, at the moment it looks very dominating, but I’m hoping that ones the shrubs and flowers are stitched it will merge a bit more.

I’ve used back-stitch round the paved circle around the lawn and the lines between the paving stones. Back-stitch was also used for the summerhouse, I’ve still to do the roof both round the edge and the shape of the ridge. I haven’t quite got the sizes right with the summerhouse door and windows but only I know that the windows and doors actually measure the same!

At the moment I’m just stitching tiny French knots for the gravel path. I think I’ll add the shrubs next which are cut from painted fabric and stuck on with bondaweb, that will fill the space up nicely.

This embroidered book I’m making was inspired by the Stitch-a-Garden course held by Nicki Franklyn of the Stitchery, I think it’s still available if you’re inspired to have a go.

This blog SAL is run by Avis from Stitching by the Sea, we post our progress on a chosen piece every three weeks, just enough to keep me motivated! Please follow the links to see what everyone else has been stitching.




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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10 Responses to Stitch My Garden SAL

  1. Cathie J says:

    The summer house has really emerged as something I can envision with the addition of the windows and the rest of the stitching. This garden is looking good. I can’t wait to see the flowers.


  2. Christina says:

    I love how the summerhouse has come to life from that little shape! This is reminding me of Laura from Garden Answer and her growing garden around the Hartley 🙂


  3. ccflo3 says:

    This is going to be amazing. Love watching your garden grow.


  4. claire93 says:

    I love seeing your garden take shape in textiles


  5. Sharon says:

    I can hardly wait to see your progress with this. I know it is going to look amazing.


  6. I can almost hear your head is full of ideas for this wonderful project.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. kathyreeves says:

    I love the way the summer house is taking shape!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. rutigt says:

    This is gonna be so nice!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. sandidureice says:

    Thank you for the link to The Stitchery. I have attended one live zoom gathering with Nicki and looking forward to the next one. Loving your projects.

    Liked by 1 person

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