Wednesday, 2 July 2014

working on embroidery designs. - cow parsley.

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.

Creating a frothy cloud of stitch.

I then repeated the steps to create some of the foliage. So delicate and pretty!

Both of these designs should be available for purchase on folksy soon. I'll let you know when.


  1. Hi, Tess! LOVE, love, love this machine embroidery you're doing--HUGELY inspirational, as this is how I'd love to do some machine quilting some day--still learning! ;o) Oh, and must say--LOVE your new banner! VERY glad to be catching up with you. I was offline a bit earlier this summer. And you'll never guess... I'm blogging again. ;o) Friends were hinting at a photo blog, so that's what I've started: Simple Gifts Pictured: