Saturday, 23 January 2016

Heart Embroidery

The project I'm going to show you today was actually embroidered at the beginning of December, it seems I've got a bit of a backlog.

I was poorly with my infection and my removed teeth and I felt like embroidering.  I picked a book from my groaning craft book shelf (actually I have far more than one shelf...) - Sweet Stitches from the Heart by Anne Sohier-Fournel, Agnes Delage-Calvet and Isabelle Leloup.  This is a really lovely book with a mixture of cross stitch and embroidery patterns in it.  I also have a similar book by some of the same authors - A Rainbow of Stitches - both are great for small projects like this one.



The flowers are embroidered with long and short shading, the yellow centres are satin stitch.  The stems are, predictably, stem stitch and the leaves are detached chains.  The outer heart is stem stitch too, everything else is back stitch.  I painted the frame red to match, though it looks orange in this photo.  This isn't a great photo - why wasn't my new year's resolution to learn to use a camera??

11 comments:

Shami Immanuel said...

Nice, simple and cute embroidery. Colors are pleasing to the eyes.

Christine Barnsley said...

What a pretty little embroidery Wendy! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

Sandra :) said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww that's a sweet finish!

Rachel said...

Small designs like this are just right when you're feeling poorly but slightly too awake to go to bed and try to sleep through it. And it doesn't look like it was stitched when under the weather. Well done!

Melody said...

A really pretty design.

Jane Galley said...

the gentle art of embroidery :) it looks lovely, I haven't done any for ages and my fingers keep itching to do a bit.

margaret said...

a pretty heart, there is something relaxing about hand embroidery which I find I do not get when working on a machine. trust gums are well healed by now

Cath said...

That's a sweet little design. Sometimes it better to find away to take your mind off feeling ill.

Anita said...

such a beautiful heart, lovely colors and you've done a wonderful job :-)

Sarah Keeling said...

Sweetly simple x

Sarah in Stitches said...

Love it! So pretty :D