Wednesday, August 8, 2018

FREE DESIGN - Running / French Knot Combination

Petite Rose Corsage in

Running Stitch / French Knot Combination

A simple way to make your work shine and step up a notch
is to make use of a Hand Dyed Ribbon / Variegated Ribbon.

The changes in colour as you progress gives the finished result
more dimension and reality. Plus I feel the dye adds a stiffness
to the ribbon and presents the petals in a firmer way.

This is a Stitch which can be executed with 4 mm or 7 mm or even
(13 mm with some caution and overall difference in appearance ).
My preference is in 7 mm. which is used in this instance.

Using a plain silk dupioni piece or another fabric with a loose weave.
Follow the images below or go to my earlier post -

  SRE- Running Stitch / French Knot Combination for more detailed steps.

Add some Ribbon Stitch Petals, Leaves, stem stitch for the Stems and
the Corsage is complete. Additionally you could add small beads to 
the Rose Centres or scattered between the roses. 

Turn your completed embroidery into a Fragrance Pouch and fill with Rose Petal Pot Pourri, Book or Phone Cover, or add it to your Crazy Quilting Blocks.

Carol Daisy

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Daisys Garden Fabric Images

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Newsletter Hand Dyed Thread Sale

Hello Fellow Bloggers
Well for Australia the cooler weather is on the way, and is the perfect time to spend relaxing with our embroidery. Maybe you are like myself with projects some need to be just finished off and others put aside with so many ideas and thoughts running through my mind of what it could become.

You will probably have noticed that I had a change to my website last year and with this Weebly site I am able to send out emails direct from the store.  At present I  send 2 separate emails. My request is that if you wish to continue receiving my newsletters in the future that you submit the request via the website Home Page. I shall no longer be sending emails through Vertical Response.
I am excited by all the new Products, Tutorial videos and designs to come and endeavour to inspire your creative muse in the process. Admittedly I am just 1 person and my time is limited, but hopefully we can all grow and learn.  I wonder sometimes if those who do not put aside time for Craft realise what they are missing in the relaxation and therapy it gives. My main objective when I first began this business and blog (2009) was to encourage beginners and creativity, and feel that has been the case, going by the visits to my blog from countries all over the world. To my customers a special coupon to help with your embroidery supplies.