Saturday, August 6, 2016

Rose Arbor Embroidery

This is my latest embroidery, I hope you enjoy seeing it.  This one only took me about three weeks to finish since it's not a super large piece.  I got this vintage pattern on Pinterest which can be a wonderful place to find both patterns and vintage embroideries for lots of inspiration.
Here's a copy if you would like to stitch one up yourself.
As always, I used a variety of thread brands from my ever growing collection.  These flowers were made with Cosmos Seasons, Gentle Art, Needle Necessities and Sulky Blendables. 
The yellow hollyhocks and the lavendar lazy daisy flowers were both made with Sulky Blendable threads.  This was the first time I had used very much of this thread and it was very enjoyable to use.
I stitched these roses in a woven spider web stitch which is easy to do but just very time consuming.  This thread is called "Gypsy", one of the Artiste collection that was sold by Hobby Lobby but is now unfortunately discontinued.  I love the variety of pink colors all in one skein of thread.  The leaves and grass were done with a Cosmos Season green that I find myself using again and again.

Thanks for taking time to look at my embroidery again, I appreciate your visit!


Bev C said...

Hello Karen,

Oh your stitching is so beautiful, I particularly love the rose arbour.

Have a great weekend.

Happy days.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Lovely stitching. I like the design a lot. Are you embroidering blocks? I am wondering how you will use this piece.
xx, Carol

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Karen this is absolutely beautiful!! Also thank you for describing the stitches you used and the colors and floss you stitched with.......and for sharing the pattern. Your embroidery is so lovely!

Annie said...

Saw it on FB and fell in love. The close-up shots make it look even more beautiful!

sana said...

Hello Karen.
What a beautiful stitch!
The arch of a rose is graceful.

Sonia said...

Hello Karen
I just found your blog yesterday and I am having a great time going through it. I absolutely love your vintage embroideries!!!