Monday, July 23, 2012

New Embroidery Project

After last year's Wheel of the Year project I was searching for a new theme to continue the season centered crafting. I settled on doing eight flowers for the seasons, in a circle of blooming goodness.
 For Midsummer we have Lavender, I made a technical sketch first. Then divided out the fabric into eight slices and transferred the shapes. I had a bundle of fresh colors to pick from to find just the right shades and tones...
I love the raised textural qualities of crewel work. Each leaf leaps off the rich burgundy ground and gives it already a realistic feel. I'll keep posting updates as progress continues!

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