Monday, April 29, 2013

Wool Applique Foxglove...

I have been working on my Foxglove...
I hand embroidered the stem using a Hungarian Braided Chain Stitch. 
This stitch gives the stems presence, but isn't too thick. 

The blooms have been Blanket stitched into place.  At the top of each spire, 
I added French Knots and a few glass seed beads 
to represent tiny buds that are forming, but not yet open.

I embellished each foxglove bloom with a scattering 
of VERY tiny glass beads.  (size 15)
I like to use these very small glass beads 
to add just a hint of texture and sparkle.

More to come as this project moves along...


  1. how PRETTY! lov e the specialty stitch used for the stem...perfect! thanks for allowing us to follow along ~

  2. Very, very pretty. I can't wait to see what this finishes up as.

  3. Beautiful woolie stitches my friend.
    Woolie JOY

  4. I'm a new reader and so looking forward to seeing the progress of your foxgloves and that nifty bench. Cheers!

  5. Absolutely beautiful! Nice touch with the Hungarian Braided Chain Stitch! And the glass beads too, of course... :-)


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