Hello....... Now I've only ever done a tiny bit of embroidery in the past but as part of the group project for our local craft club exhibition we were all give a 12inch square piece of fabric and allocated a season, that we had to represent in anyway we choose.
I was very happy to be given Spring, well you know me and flowers, I love love love them, so really my square just had to be all about Spring flowers, how I love the colours of Spring, it was a toss up between something cherry blossom based or a all out multicoloured spring flower extravaganza.
In end I just had to go with the latter.
As I said, I'm quite new to embroidery in fact I've only ever stitched this one little tree, which you can read more about here
So to say I was a little worry about how it would go, is a bit of a under exaggeration, you see, I was given my fabric square back in the Summer and I've been putting it off since then, it was only at the beginning of January, when I discovered the exhibition is on at the end of February that I had no choose but to get on with it.
So first of all I sketched out a rough design, now I think if you are professional at this embroidery malarkey, you are then supposed to transfer that onto the fabric as I guide to stitch too.
Well I didn't really do that part, I went for a much more organic approach and just started to stitch.
Doodling away with floss and needle, you see the bit I like most of all about embroidery are the pretty coloured threads, they just make my heart sing.
So first up I stitched a lavender, with split stitch for the stalk.
Next up I added a pretty snowdrop, obviously I wanted to run before I could walk with this new hobby so I hopped over to you tube and watched a few clips on ribbon embroidery.
What's not to love pretty floss and ribbons, soon I had something that hopefully looked like a snowdrop.
So I just kept doodling away, it's like drawing with thread, how I love the colours and how by adding a few stitches I could represent Spring flowers, (hopefully) orange crocus, forget me nots, yellow celandine's, then I just couldn't resist adding a bit of sparkle, with sequins and pearls.
So over the last few weeks I been stitching away, adding flowers and learning stitches like the lazy daisy. It didn't all go to plan though, you see the purple Iris top right, well......... that started out and was meant to be a daisy !! but I managed to salvage it by turning it into a Iris (hopefully)
In the end I liked the Iris so much that I added another couple, so that's where I'm up too, I'm stitching and I'm loving it, ssh don't tell the crochet hooks.
Just before I go I wanted to saying thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post, as you know my energy levels are very limited so I don't really get around to replying to the comments but I do love to read them all and they are very much appreciated.
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