Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | June 14, 2017

A Year’s stitches

I can assure you, I had nothing to do with the layout of this post.  That was totally in the hands of Mr. WordPress. grrr.

I have added a cord for the wisteria vine.  It made a difference.

The tree trunk was random straight stitched in several fine wool threads.

 

 

 

 

I added silk Ribbon roses to the Knotted Cable Chain bush in my last post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another addition is the leaves to the garden path-also in the earlier post. It was very dull without some green.

 

 

 

Yet another addition of violets to the hydrangea base.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My fountain.  Outlined with Stem stitch, Buttonhole base wall.  The lower section of the wall, is covered with flowers- obviously.   Normal DMC threads used for all except the fish, where I used DMC Jewel Effects metallic thread.
The water is just Running stitches with a thicker cotton thread.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used a single DMC thread for the Bullion daisies, with 2 strands of green DMC for the Detached chain leaves.
I made a second version of foxgloves with the rayon braid in the 2nd photo.  It’s about 1 mil wide and woven.
The trick is to knot one end and stitch through your cloth as normal..then when one strand is pulled it scrunches into the lovely shape. The scrunched part has to be gently fed through the fabric.  It can then be shaped any way you want.  The stems are also made from the woven ribbon???
There are various types of this thread, some wider and looser too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Responses

  1. You have been busy.
    I am always so impressed by your choice of stitches to depict the various flowers, and the ‘metallic’ fish!

    • Thank you Queenie for your very kind comment.

  2. How beautiful all of this is! It makes me wish I could have a garden just like that!

    • I’d certainly have one like this too, Susan. My real garden is very ordinary.

  3. That scrunched technique looks tricky but it’s ever so effective! I think my favourite is the wisteria vine though.

  4. Definitely not tricky Mary Anne.


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