Sunday, July 17, 2016

Desert Dewdrop with Dragonfly

 This is my interpretation of the Desert Dewdrop in Brazilian dimensional embroidery. It is very simply stitched with Boucle, and Swarovski crystals add sparkle at the flower centers.
And a dragonfly. Sparkly Kreinik fibers make wings that are almost transparent.
Traceable patterns and instructions for stitching these little designs may be found in my book, An Artist's Garden, available at my website: and at Amazon.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Daffodils, Dahlias and a Dandelion

These are found in "An Artist's Garden", my book (Rosalie Wakefield) of small traceable designs suitable for any item ... a small frame, a greeting card, crazy quilt or any wearable item. The instructions are written for Brazilian dimensional embroidery (Z-twist rayon thread, very beautiful; looks like silk), but creatively experimenting with any thread (S-twist; known as dimensional embroidery) and adding beads, buttons, anything sparkly, is encouraged, especially since YOU are the artist.
As mentioned previously, I'm sharing these small designs in color if you'd like to save them in a file somewhere and use them as reference. 
Here is my interpretation of the daffodil:
It's simply stitched with the Brazilian outline stitch, reverse lazy daisy, straight stitch and cast-on stitch. Simple. Easy. Fun.
This is a dahlia:
Look easy? It is. The pattern and instructions are in the book.
And keeping in mind that one person's weed is another person's wildflower, here is a friendly little Dandelion:
Many of these designs are stitched with medium-weight floss (Iris) and light-weight floss (Glory).
The book's back cover has a design I call "Formal Garden". You can select flowers from the book or make up your own "theme" design such as "Flowers of the Month", or use this design as printed:
That pretty little pansy in the second row up there is one of my favorite flowers. I'll post it as soon as I get through the flowers lined up ahead. I hope you enjoy stitching these flowers. (It's MUCH more fun than weeding my garden, which is what I did today ... in the rain ... in Oregon ... in July ... when it almost never rains.)