Monday, 9 March 2015

A Floral Embroidery Update

My flower embroidery project continues!

I used two shades of coral to sew the flower outlines, then filled in the petals with lines of peach. Similarly, I stitched the leaf outlines with a leafy green then used a lighter spring green to fill them. The stamens are stitched with a light, bright orange.

I had some concerns about these colour and stitching choices but I think it's (mostly) turned out okay. It doesn't look too busy and the leaves aren't too dark... but I do think the orange stamens don't stand out well enough from the surrounding peach of the petals. The photos are actually a little misleading in this respect as the orange looks much brighter and stands out a lot more in these pics than it does in real life.

I'm thinking I might try stitching over it with a different shade of orange to make it stand out more. I'll let you know how that goes!

I've also decided to stitch a second version of the flower in a different colour palette - one more similar to the colours I used for the original felt flower. This time I'll just be embroidering the basic lines of the pattern and not filling it in, though I might make use of some of my recently-learnt embroidery stitches, maybe adding some French knots to the stamens?


P.S. Just for fun, here's a snap of the back of the flower :)

UPDATE: This embroidery pattern is now available as part of my Romantic Flowers sewing pattern! Visit my shop to see all my printable PDF patterns


Julies Knit Stitch Corner said...

Very pretty floral embroidery and I do like the colours, I to have been enjoying some embroidery projects I had not finished.

Bugs and Fishes said...

Thanks Julie! :)