Flower on Black

I love to embroider flowers that are composites of several flowers. The flower in this study has its origins in the textiles of centuries past. Many examples from the past are fantastical in shape and design. Working on black Congress cloth using brilliant colors and gold metallics is a great exercise.

The pollen is worked with small brilliant green spangles. The bud section is worked in basketweave and diagonal satin stitch in Trebizond silk. Wire purl in color green chips is used to create the outer petals. The lower leaves’ veins and the outer edge are outlined with gilt pearl purl, super. The circular stem is worked in a 3-ply gold twist and check thread. The leaves along the stem are worked in Trebizond silk. The base is worked in basketweave and chipping. The bottom section is worked in Rough purl chips with green rough purl veins.

The stitches include couching, basketweave, diagonal mosaic, chipping, satin, attaching spangles, and tent stitch. The kit contains all materials necessary to finish the piece.

Proficiency level: Intermediate
Time: 2 days
Kit Cost: $70.00

Motif: 4.75 H X 3.5 W
Overall: 8 x 8 inches

Flower on Black