Wednesday, 2 July 2014

working on new embroidery designs. - cow parsley.

When was I preparing for this years Alnmouth Arts Festival I wanted to include some more botanical designs, and with the hedgerows filled with cow parsley I didn't have to look far for inspiration.


To simplify the complexity of the flowers I printed out a photograph and drew in the main shapes, and highlighted particular flower heads that were prominent.


I then drew this out on paper to get a feel for the shape of the design, and also practised drawing the individual flower shapes a few times.


Then without marking the fabric it's over to the sewing machine, set up for free motion and draw with the needle.



So much fun!

22 comments:

  1. That is just stunning. You are a stitchy goddess. Ax

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  2. Yes, you are a stitchy goddess. So pretty.

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  3. Wow! Amazing. I wouldn't know where to start!

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  4. Wow! Cow parsley is one of my favourite flowers and always wanted to embroider it!

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    1. you should try, it's lots of fun!

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  5. Such a great interpretation of cow parsley. Thinking before doing. I love it.

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  6. Great stuff. I wish I was that creative.

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  7. Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!! You really are so creative and clever!! xx

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  8. Wow Tess -- those flowers are beautiful! Very Clever!!!

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  9. Beautiful - you make it look so easy.

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  10. That looks awesome , you are very clever .

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  11. You are so good at this stuff!

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  12. Wow. Beautiful - you're so talented. xx

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  13. I love cow parsley, I am trying to work out whether I can grow it here in DC. You are wonderfully talented! - Annie

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  14. Oooo... I love this, Tess! Wonderful idea and beautiful executions of design--WELL DONE!! :o) ((HUGS))

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  15. It's beautiful. I can barely sew a straight line on a sewing machine, you're very talented.

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    1. straight lines are hard! wibbly ones are much easier x

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  16. This is wonderful. I'd love to give free motion a try.

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