Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Blue Petals

I had a lovely time teaching a workshop at the SA guild on Sunday. It was fabulous meeting the group of ladies, who as always all made me feel so welcome. It really was a pleasure spending the day in your company, sharing one of my favourite embroidery techniques...
...yes, crewel work! Everyone seemed to enjoy stitching this little project. You might remember it from earlier. Even though this is kind of an introduction project, there is still quite a few different stitches to play with. That is one of the things I really love about this style of stitching - there is simply no end to the stitches you can try and apply to a design. I think my favourite parts of this particular one is pinwheel berries (I have a bit of a 'thing' with pinwheels at the moment) and the little domed dot in the middle.

We did talk a great deal about stitches and one of the girls, Yolanda did ask me if I had a favourite. I don't think so really, but you will very rarely find a bullion knot in any of my work. So many people do them so beautifully and those knots and I just don't get on.
Do you have a favourite stitch - or one that you simply can't get your fingers around?
I was on a bit of a roll when putting the kits for the class together and made a few extra. They are now in my SHOP as well as the pdf pattern if anyone would like to have a go.

Where ever you are, find time to stitch and have a wonderful week.
Anna x


  1. Anna,
    You do such gorgeous work! I am currently trying to finish a crewel work sampler of a kitty...i know what you mean with those bullion knots!!! Eeekkk! Simply can't do them either. I tried a milner's needle and several others but to no avail! I am hopeless with those darn knots! So I am doing something different in their place...happy stitching and thanks for the eye candy!

    1. I am so glad I am not the only one who just can't get my hands around those knots LOL

  2. It 's such a great work and make me the great inspiration to make it too . I would like to know that what kind of fabric which you use for this blue petals . I am so interested . I live in Thailand that hardly find the fabric like this . Waiting for your reply .

    1. Hi, I am so happy to hear you would like to give this kind of embroidery a go. The fabric I use is a very firm closely woven linen. This particular one is a 45-count Graciano Ricamo linen. I do have the design available as a kit in my Etsy shop (https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnnaScottEmbroidery?ref=si_shop) - that has everything in it you need.