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Pink Blossom

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18 March 2009

Pink Blossom

I did put up a picture of (what I think are foxgloves) but I decided to do these instead because of the size issue. (You’ll see the size in a minute)
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I wanted to do mine in pink. That was ok – I found 1 pink set in the Burrell Collection book, and 3 in ‘Twixt.
Here’s the base of the flower that sits on the ground.
It’s in Soie D’Alger cream silk in long and short stitch with a few split stitches added in.
The base is outlined in black.
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Here’s the top of the flower, being done with a cordonette in a seperate frame. 3 shades of pink, with the darkest pink as an outline at the bottom.
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Here are the stitches I need to cut through to free the flower top ….
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The freed flower top (in a very dark photo), with my stork scissors placed next to it for perspective. If I did the foxglove, I’d have two pieces half this size (vertically) plus a much smaller piece (the calyx). Yikes!
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And here’s the completed flower, with wool shoved up his bum to give him a nice ‘rise’.
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The top was attached with black thread, as per the picture (my edging is a bit further in than in the picture)
Thankyou so much to Jeanne W (especially for the tip to leave the last few rows of the top unattached to the ground, so they’d curl) and to Eowyn, both of whom helped me on how to do raised work in general.

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5 Comments:

Blogger JoWynn Johns said...

Well done!

Thursday, March 19, 2009  
Blogger Paula Hewitt said...

a flower with wool shoved up his bum. Charming imagery, Megan! :)

Thursday, March 19, 2009  
Anonymous Melinda said...

Very nice indeed!

BTW, Raised back stitch is just be backstitch done over the steps of the ladder, instead of through the cloth. Any stitch can be raised by treating the rungs as if they were the cloth.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009  
Blogger Elmsley Rose said...

Melinda

- Thankyou, and - aha!

Sunday, March 22, 2009  
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