Saturday, 4 September 2010

Embroidered pictures: sunflowers

Here the subject is a field of sunflowers, their bright yellow flower heads enjoying the sunshine and disappearing off into the distance.

Detached chain stitch forms the petals of the nearer flowers, with French knots in the centre for the part that will become the seeds.  The more distant sunflower, and any that are still in bud, are shown using French knots.  Straight stitch fields with tree and hedges of French knots lead to satin stitch hills in the distance, with a cloudless sky hinted at with blue and white netting.

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