freestyle embroidery project

See the process of going from rough design on paper to finished embroidery piece with this freestyle embroidery project.


Herringbone Border

For the border of the freestyle embroidery project, I used herringbone stitch and yellow floss.  I wanted to use the stitch because it is fun, but I couldn’t figure out a flower to do with it.  Having some yellow in the border gives the impression of the sun shining in the sky.


Bullion stitch flower

Bullion stitches can be used to make many different shapes of flowers.  Curved bullions, circling a centre and slightly overlapping make beautiful roses.  For my freestyle embroidery project, I kept my bullion stitch flower simple – one in the middle and one on each side.

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