Saturday 6 July 2013

Creative Inspiration!

Having recently completed several very enjoyable embroidery blocks following the 'Le Jardin' Quilt project created for the Girls Own Stitching Club by Bronwyn Hayes of Red Brolly Designs, I decided I would try my hand at drawing my own embroidery design to stitch.  I looked through some of my different books for inspiration and I decided to draw a watering can and some flowers.

I traced my sketched design onto some fabric, pressed some interfacing to the back (to prevent thread ends showing through to the front of the embroidery) and spent a very enjoyable afternoon choosing thread colours and stitching.

The stitched picture does vary slightly from the original sketch as I had to allow for the size of the frame I wanted to put it in but, overall it is quite similar and, I am pleased with this first attempt.  Here it is framed and hanging on the wall!

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