Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | September 24, 2017

Applemint

The Applemint is complete.  The only part to give me grief was the wired leaves. It has been many years since I did this and found it very fiddly at the beginning of the leaf tips.

I muddled the centre of the right leaf, whipped that part and now it’s ugly..  sometime I will replace it.
The rest of the project was a breeze.  DMC threads were used.  plain greens and variegated.

The 3 long flowers were embroidered on spare cloth, cut around a very fine border, tucked under and stitched down.

 

 

 

This is the pattern for the flower heads.  As it’s an inch high and that’s the largest one, you can imagine how narrow the seam is….   I tripled it.

My next embroidery will be the Olive..nothing hard there.

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Responses

  1. I had a peep in the book and looked at the detailed instructions – fiddly indeed, to make the leaves and narrow flowers.
    Your work is always great and I take my hat off to you!

    • Thanks Queenie, I really appreciate your words, which will make me try even harder for neatness.

  2. Beautifully done as always!x

    • Thank you Jules, you are very kind.

  3. I love this one… I understand your feeling that you need to make it perfect, but it’s really pretty terrific now.
    Diane

    • Thanks Diane, years ago I did fairly well with embroidery but it was ‘just for myself’. Since joining groups and working on other people’s samplers I raised the level. Seeing the fabulous work in
      FB TAST and other online groups I hope to improve yet again.

  4. Wow, I don’t see anything ugly there! I know I would never tackle this, so I admire you for doing it.

    • Kind words, thanks Susan.

  5. An inch high? Oh my word – good thing you had your eyes fixed!! I think Rome would definitely burn if I tried fiddling with anything that small.

    • Long fingernails would have helped turn the fabric, MA.


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