Stitching my Garden SAL

I’m making progress with my embroidered garden project, I started this when I did the Stitch-a-garden zoom course by Nicky from The Stitchery. I’m stitching a textile book about my garden, this is the ‘map’ of the lawn area at the top of our garden.

Three weeks ago I had more or less finished the border by the big fence and I had just started the rose border…

Well I’ve now stitched three rose bushes, shrubs and perennials such as geranium and sedum. The wiggly line wandering round the plants is a clematis, I used to have a wooden obelisk there, it never got replaced when it finally rotted and fell down so the clematis that was growing up it now meanders round and through the shrubs. I was stitching that bit last night and I just need to add some flowers now,

There seems to be an awful lot of French knots on this piece, it’s a good job I like doing them! They are so versatile, the roses are big chunky ones stitched with three strands of DMC thread and four wraps each. Sometimes they are surrounded by stem stitch (pink one) or a fly stitch (yellow ones) A lot of the blossom on shrubs or flowers are little ones stitched with one thread and one or two wraps.

I just need to add those clematis flowers, maybe a few seed stitches in brown on the emptier areas, then I can go back to the pond area. Hopefully in three weeks time this page might be more or less complete which would leave just one more complex piece like this of the Amber and Amethyst garden.

This SAL is organised by Avis, we post our progress on our chosen project every three weeks, which I find helps keep me motivated and on track with my stitching. 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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23 Responses to Stitching my Garden SAL

  1. Juliana Ellington says:

    This is just amazing! I am really enjoying your garden in stitches. Are you still pleased with the decision to stay in your home? I would think it would have been quite wrenching to have left this beautiful spot.

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  2. Cathie J says:

    This garden page is just fantastic. I can imagine myself in the garden seeing all those pretty flowers.

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  3. Bridgette says:

    This is my FAVORITE thing I have seen this week! Just amazing! ~Bridgette

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  4. I am in awe of the way you are creating your garden in an embroidered piece! It is lovely


  5. Sharon says:

    Such creative beauty in this project. Loving it!

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  6. kathyreeves says:

    Those rose bushes really filled the space nicely!

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  7. Your stitching is beautiful – bet you are glad to stay in this little bit of paradise. Are you putting the chicken/peahen in the pattern?

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  8. Christina says:

    I love touring your stitched garden every three weeks! Makes me ready for spring!

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  9. I’m loving all the textures and colours. Your garden is a very special place.

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  10. claire93 says:

    love the rose bushes ^^

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  11. rutigt says:

    You do have a beautiful garden!

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  12. It’s coming along beautifully. Am intrigued by your wandering clematis

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