Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | August 5, 2016

Flax flower- WIP

Flax flower

Flax flower

 

 

 

 

This would be the shortest Work In Progress I’ve ever done.  I’m happy with the result.

The Flax motif measures 8cm by  11cm and was stitched with DMC threads, mostly a single thread.   I was surprised buttonholing the wire was easy though it did take about 4 hours to complete all petals.

The work called for leaving an 0.3cm seam around the petals/single leaf – snipping and glueing the cloth under but I prefer to close-cut the edges and if necessary, use a colour pencil to tint the edges.  I did fold under and glue the leaf at the stem base.

There are 19 embroideries in Sachiko Morimoto’s stumpwork book and I aim to get as many as possible made.

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Responses

  1. Beautiful work!

    • Thanks, Anneliese :-))

  2. Beautiful Maureen 🙂 ×

    • Thank you Barbara 🙂

  3. Quite a challenging goal! But if this is any indication of how long each one will take – you’ll reach the end of the book in a few months. Looks amazing!
    Diane

    • The greatest challenge for me is getting the colours as close as possible to the small photos. My thread boxes are horrific as I have at least 5 Brands and most have lost their numbers. Online colour charts and monitors don’t always match either. Ah well, that will teach me to have been careless.
      I’m currently free to stitch whatever I like, so the book is a ‘go’.

  4. Good job!! You should be very proud of it – I love it!!

  5. Thank you Mary Anne. I admit I’m pleased how the work is progressing. It’s so relaxing and enjoyable to do.

  6. Fantastic progress! Oh, you have worked so hard and the result is of course stunning. Although it took time, I am sure you loved working on this flower.

    • I did, I did enjoy the stitching Queenie. It is the first time I have ever made more than one item from any book, as quickly as I have with Sachi Morimoto’s lovely flowers.

  7. What an absolutely beautiful finish. As much as I liked it half-finished, I more than double like it now. =)

  8. That’s a nice comment, Thanks Susan.

  9. so beautiful ! very neat stitching especially the buttonhole stitches over the wire.

    • Thanks Anita. I found using only one strand make the work neater than using two and a little faster as I don’t have to make sure those two strands don’t twist.

  10. Wow! Your work is exquisite!

    • Thank you. I used to watch my mother embroider and over years have done some work but these days there are so many more interesting patterns, it’s hard to resist trying them.

      • I hope you never start resisting! I will be following your work and enjoying it too, thank you for sharing your talent!
        Be well dear ❤

  11. You are very kind. Today is a write off as far as the clover leaf but I’ll begin again tomorrow


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