Monday, September 22, 2014

WIP - An Indian Summer Garden - Part 2

Entwined around the tree branch is a vine with delicate orange blossoms. I love the way the vine, its leaves and flowers create an intricate mesh of colour.

The vine is worked in back stitch and stem stitch, the leaves in fly stitch and the flowers in nested laze daisy.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WIP - An Indian Summer Garden - Part 1

Secret Garden - An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book by Johanna Basford in not an ordinary book. For every page you turn to will inspire you in many ways. And for embroiderers it is a virtual treasure trove. My first pick out of it was a gorgeous peacock perched on a tree, surrounded by blooms. 
Although the peacock is yet to be embroidered, the foliage around it is done, so over the next few weeks I shall give you glimpses of these. The above is the first of the series - the tree branches done in close rows of stem stitch, the leaves in fly stitch and flowers in lazy daisy. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Chinar leaf - thinking of fall colours!

To be honest, I've never seen chinar trees during fall. What a glorious sight it must be, to be surrounded by a million hues of green, yellow, brown, red and orange! Some day I will travel to a place just to watch the chinar trees change colour. Until then I can find solace in embroidering a few coloured threads on my canvas, what?