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Fair Rosamund
« on: March 15, 2010 09:19:17 AM »

After an exceptionally loooong and cold winter it was feeling like Spring was never going to arrive so about 5 weeks ago I decided to lift my mood by embroidering some blossom!


I knew exactly what I wanted to make and how I was going to do it. I had a photo of a tree in blossom that I took last April, I wanted to try working on fabric that was blue (as I've only ever worked on white) and I wanted the blossoms to be in french knots. Here's the result, I hope you like!




I used 2 different pinks, a light and a dark. And I also stripped down the thread and used 1 strand of each so that some knots are an inbetween mix of the 2 colours. The brown branches are just back stitch. It took me about 5 weeks because I had to put it down for a week or two as it was driving me a bit crazy ...also it's the type of design that could go on forever, you could just keep adding knots so I'm glad I stopped when I did.

For an idea of the scale the hoop is probably the smallest they make, so perhaps 6inches? I'm really pleased with it, it's on my wall and the sun is shining at last! Hurray!

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Roz
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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2010 09:24:12 AM »

I love it. So beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2010 09:24:31 AM »

This is so beautiful!  Great idea, it turned out very well.
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2010 09:36:54 AM »

very very pretty Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2010 09:42:56 AM »

That looks amazing! You've got a lot of patience to work so many French knots  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2010 10:16:09 AM »

This is gorgeous!!!
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2010 10:53:45 AM »

Oh it's gorgeous!
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2010 12:05:53 PM »

I really love this, I am terrible at French knots so I am in awe!
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2010 12:21:25 PM »

This is so beautiful  Grin and I agree, you must have lots of patience.
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Fair Rosamund
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2010 02:41:21 PM »

Thanks guys Grin
French knots do drive you bonkers after a while but they just look so cute and once you get the technique down they're ok. Here's a close up of some of them:

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