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...



5 comments:

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

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

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  3. Beautiful woolie stitches my friend.
    Woolie JOY

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

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

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