This was a fun embroidery pattern to draw up. I took the inspiration from this from a door plate, of all things. You know, sometimes I think it’s a curse when everything you see – even the most mundane things around your house – scream, “Wouldn’t I make a Great Embroidery Pattern?” That was certainly the case with this, and I’ve been thinking about it for a loooong time.
So this slender bunch of flowers could be embroidered a number of ways. Oh, yes – they would serve for needle painting – but… I was thinking that, worked on a very fine linen or batiste (probably linen, since it’s a bit sturdier), the design would make an excellent study in whitework. If I were going to use whitework techniques on it, I’d make use of the typical outline type stitches and seed stitches, but I’d also try some more textured stitches, or even some pulled techniques, for the various leaves, just for variety.
Well, in any case, here’s the design, and you can do with it whatever pleases you! Click on the pattern for a larger version, which you can save to your computer and scale up or down.
How would you see this pattern interpreted? What kind of technique do you think is suited to it? Any ideas??? I’d love to hear them!
Also, lately, I’ve mentioned to readers that I’d love to be able to share any photos of work they do with the patterns from Needle’NThread, and I’ve had two readers lately who have sent me photos! If you’ve used patterns from here and you want to share your work with other readers, don’t hesitate to send me a photo. You can e-mail me at mary [at] needlenthread.com.