Friday, March 4, 2016

Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery From A to B: Astilbe to Beetle

More flowers in color from my book "An Artist's Garden" (by Rosalie Wakefield). This is an astilbe.
The book is available at my website:, also at Amazon.
See how easy the astilbe is! Y
ou can just look at a flower shape and decide which of our dimensional stitches translates it best. 
The pesky little beetle is stitched with Kreinik threads, but now we also have Candlelight threads and DMC metallics, plus others. The beetle is from the Barbara Demke Johnson book, "Brazilian Embroidery Instructions". I made some changes, but you can easily tell more from the pattern in my book.
      (He's harmless -- don't squish.)