Here’s an embroidery pattern for tulips, inspired by William Morris’s designs. I drew it myself on my new tablet! Gosh, I love that thing!
The primary reason I invested in a tablet was to be able to draw up my own embroidery patterns. I’ve been getting some very good help from Margaret on how to create vector format images. Unfortunately, I haven’t quite gotten to that point yet, but in the meantime, I will keep sketching away.
Here’s yesterday’s practice piece, a little tulip design inspired by a William Morris print. I like William Morris – his scrolly stuff is excellent inspiration for needlepainting (long-and-short stitch shading) ideas.
I hope you like this particular pattern!
It’s not a super realistic looking rendition of tulips, but I do like his style. I could see this worked smaller (the pattern could be resized smaller), with two-toned tulips – orangish red and red, or yellowish orange and orange. Where the leaves join the stems, and where the leaves are “overlapped” by each other, the shades of green would be darker, but overall, I’d go with a lighter, brighter shade of green.
Anyway, if you can find use for it, have fun with it!
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