Sunday, August 28, 2016

Flower Basket Purse

Here's another project that makes use of an embroidery made from a vintage pattern.  It's also one of my very favorite subjects for embroidery, a basket full of flowers.  I just love them!  It was a very simple pattern, mostly lazy daisy and button hole stitches were used.
I had the pink fabric in my sewing room closet and decided to use it instead of my usual unbleached or tea-dyed muslin.  I was at Hobby Lobby looking for some trim to go with it, when that flowered fabric caught my eye from across the room and I knew it would go perfectly with the embroidered design.
The dark pink and blue threads are Hobby Lobby's Artiste, the lavender flowers were made with Sulky Blendable and the white daisies used DMC.  I wanted a more textured heavy fiber for the basket so I stitched it with Caron Watercolours in Antique Bronze.  I then added the leaves using a nice green Threadworx pearl cotton size 12.
This is the pattern, as I mentioned before, quite simple, but a joy to stitch!  I found it on Flickr's Hooplove Vintage Transfers, a place that I love to browse often!  Thanks for visiting once again!

8 comments:

Annie said...

Gorgeous bag! Love the colors and the lace trim. Plus what fun to use so many different thread types. Great stitch choices too. Enjoy!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Karen this is so lovely! I also love baskets of flowers to embroider......thank you for sharing the design. You did such a wonderful job of making something beautiful from an embroidered linen!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How beautiful Karen! Your embroidery is so lovely and your purse is perfect! Thank you for sharing the design!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Just stopping by to wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

wishing you a happy Thanksgiving

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Have a merry Christmas and wonderful New Year!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Have a merry Christmas and wonderful New Year!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Hello Karen, just wanted to stop by and to say hello and to see how everything is going for you. Hope this finds all well!