It’s only a quick glance today! Next week, I promise we’ll chat a bit more about the flowers on the Secret Garden embroidery project. We’ll look at colors and techniques, and I’ll give you some stitching tips.
But in the meantime, I just wanted to show you a splash of color on the linen, so you can get a sense of where the piece is going. Green, you see, is not the Only Color!
You can click on the photo above for a larger image.
The Best Thing about the flowers? The stitch up relatively quickly – much faster than the larger long & short stitch leaves that we plugged through earlier! The exception is the two larger (of the eight) flowers on the piece. They take a little more time, because they are significantly larger than the rest of the flowers.
I’m keeping the stitches on the flowers relatively simple – padded satin stitch, seed stitch, buttonhole, French knots. With the stitches comes a bit of contrast and texture, too, which is always good.
More next week! I hope you have a terrific weekend, and that you can spend at least a wee bit of time over the weekend with your needle and thread!
If you’d like to follow along with the Secret Garden Hummingbirds project, which features a design from “Secret Garden: an Inky Treasure Hunt & Coloring Book” by Johanna Basford, you can find all the articles relating to this project arranged in chronological order in the Secret Garden Project Index. Among the articles, you’ll find plenty of tips and techniques that will help you with your own embroidery projects.