I based it on a vintage embroidery pattern I found online here.
I really love the texture of embroidery. Stitches used include lazy daisies, back stitch, satin stitch, seed stitch (which is a really fancy way of saying scattered straight stitches), stem stitch, scallop stitch, and chain stitch. I liked using a variety of stitches. They're all pretty basic though!
|I just want to touch all the stitches!|
I did this embroidery for my Mother for Mother's Day. It's going to be put in a little frame.
My embroidery dreams are to make a set tea towels with obnoxious vintage designs like this one. Happy fruits and veg! And one day in the future I would like to try to incoporate it into a garment. You have to be careful not to make it look granny-like though!
Check out this and this for some recent inspiration I have found.
I'll leave you with a close-up and a picture of the mess I made while designing it.
|I call it creative chaos.|
|Embroidery... a hoot? (I'm so sorry for this pun.)|