Embrodery experiments with flowers
Hello, everyone. Hope you are having a lovely summer.
I have actually started working this week. But before that, we went to Hungary and had some lovely time, except that it was so hot, it was too much. I loved coming back to Sweden.
During the holiday I only did a little crafting. I knitted a very simple pullover, I will show it next time.
And I did some embroidery. When I got homework at the university course to do experiments with knitting and sewing, I was a bit nervous, wasn't sure how to experiment, felt a bit insecure. But I actually got to like it. So I decided that I wanted to try something new with embroidery: I tried using real flowers.
I made two pieces: one with a piece of yarrow that, I was hoping, will dry nicely on the fabric - and it does, so far. On the other, I used a few very tiny flowers with colourful petals, and then I pressed them. I thought that the petals may even colour the fabric a bit, but they did not. Still, I like the result a lot. I am curious what will happen to the pressed ones with time.
Here are some pictures:
Hanging on my wall:
On the first one I used feather stitch (without drawing any lines, hence little uneven) and French knots. I took this picture when the yarrow was still fresh:
On the second one it was some lazy daisies and just one straight stitches. Here the flowers were still fresh:
I have one more idea, not saying anything more. I will try at the weekend and we will see how it goes. Watch this place.
Anyone willing to come with me on this journey? It is GREAT FUN!