20 February 2014

Something new......



Having so enjoyed stitching the embroidery details on my hexi wall hanging, it was inevitable that I would have do some more.  Out came the sketch book and inspired by my popular felt kit, I doodled a new embroidery design.  As I mentioned last time, I am loving oranges and coral shades at the moment and when mixed with a splash of cool blue, chocolate, rich aubergine and olive green, I do believe I have found my most favourite embroidery colour scheme to date (until next time that is!!)


I kept to my own personal favourite collection of stitches, french knots, back stitch, satin stitch and lazy daisies.....

The white fabric, was cut from a vintage sheet......

which then formed the centre of a dresden plate, made from tana lawns from my Liberty of London stash.  I appliqued the dresden plate on to Natural Linen and then added some simple hand quilting, before finishing of with a hand stitched binding.


The design would of course look lovely simply framed in an embroidery hoop......

With it being half term, I haven't had chance to prepare the pattern, but I'll do my very best over the next few days and will of course let you know as soon as it is good to go!


Thank you as always for your lovely comments on my last post, I love reading them all!

:: Edited 23rd February....Linking up with Chrissie



14 comments:

  1. Beautiful Sarah, such lovely fresh colours and your stitching is so perfect and detailed.
    Have a good week,
    Kate x

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  2. Sarah this is so lovely! I love the combination of colours and the embroidered centre. I have a serious case of craft envy!! Thank you for your lovely comments about by bunting. Enjoy the rest of half term and have a lovely weekend. Victoria xxx

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  3. This is so pretty Sarah. The embroidery reminds me of the dresser scarves my mom gave my sisters and I to pretty up our dressers. I really like the look of this on the linen background too. You've done a lot of creating the past few weeks! Wendy x

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  4. Just beautiful, the stitching and little details are all so lovely.
    Marianne x

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  5. Thank you so much everyone! Sarah xo

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  6. Just beautiful Sarah.
    luv
    Irene
    xxxx

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  7. Such a pretty and loving design! I love your colours choices, fresh and rich and interesting all at once! Chrissie x ps I've mentioned you on my latest Stitching Sundays post - and I've re-entered my email details to follow your blog, I seem to be missing your latest posts, which simply will not do! :-)

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  8. Dear Sarah
    A really pretty project - congratulations!
    Happy stitching for your next project.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  9. That is absolutely stunning. You have such a talent and eye for colour. Yes, the corals, browns and blues are perfect together, and I love the design and the sentiment. It would look great just framed in a hoop too. x

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  10. This is such a wonderful piece of art and the colours you have chosen are magic - I'm looking forward to seeing what you get up to next! Joy x

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  11. Absolutely stunning Sarah, your attention to detail is amazing.
    luv
    Irene
    xxxx

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  12. that is adorable, I love the mix of stitches you've used for the flowers and leaves

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  13. Sew lovely! I love seeing embroidery and patchwork combined and this is gorgoeus!
    Helen xx

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