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Blue Garden

If I have chosen to propose you “Blue Garden” as a first guided work it’s not accidental. Indeed, this is one of the first design proposed by Canevas Folies more than 10 years ago and still one of the most appreciated. This is a good study that...

1. Wisteria

3 different parts are composing the wisteria The main stem is embroidered in stem stitch with 2 threads. The small stems in the leaves are also embroidered in stem stitch but with 1 thread. The leaves are embroidered with lazy daisy stitch and 1 thread. The flower...

2. Hyacinths

2 different parts are composing the hyacinths. First of all, embroider the outline of the flower with French knots 2 threads and 2 wraps. Then fill the inside.  Here you can see the completed Hyacinths. Straight stitches with 2 threads are figuring the stems and the...

3. Lavender

2 elements are composing the Lavender Embroider each flower with a bullion stitch 2 threads and 6 to 8 wraps. Add a straight stitch 2 threads  for the stem Here you can see the completed Lavender  The stems  are embroidered with House of Embroidery stranded cotton...

4. Campanulas

Campanulas combine 2 elements The stems are embroidered in stem stitch with 2 threads   Embroider the flowers in blanket stitch 2 threads making 3 stitches for each flower and starting at the bottom of the stem. Finish with some French knots 2 threads 1 wrap on...

5. Daisies

Daisies are composed of 3 elements Stems are embroidered with stem stitch 2 threads Leaves are embroidered with lazy daisy stitch 2 threads First of all, embroider 4 lazy daisy stitches with 2 threads on the horizontal and vertical lines of the design Then embroider 4...

6. Hydrangeas

The Hydrangeas are  composed of  2 elements The leaves are embroidered in leaf stitch with 1 thread.   The flowers are embroidered with Colonial knots in perle cotton n°8. First of all, embroider the edge of each flower ball to differentiate the colors. To get a...

7. Angelicas

The Angelicas are  composed of  2 elements The stems are embroidered with stem stitch 1 thread. Leaves are embroidered with lazy daisy stitch 2 threads and the base of the flowers  is embroidered with straight stitch 1 thread.         The flowers...

8. Rhododendrons

The Rhododendrons are composed  of 2 elements The flowers are embroidered with ribbed spider web stitch 2 threads. Start to embroider 2 superimposed cross  with straight stitch following the design lines.   Then, embroider the flowers with the ribbed spider web...

Instructions for “Sarabande”

Sarabande Here you will find the necessary pictures and instructions to help you in completing the “Sarabande” design It is the same instructions you will find accompanying the printed linen that you can buy as usual from here in our online shop. The color...

9. Agapanthus

The Agapanthus are composed of 3 elements Stems are embroidered with stem stitch 2 threads. Leaves are embroidered with chain stitch 2 threads. To embroider the flower, start with a fly stitch 2 threads ending at the meeting point of all fly stitches.   Embroider...

10. Roses

The roses are composed of 2 elements The stems are embroidered in stem stitch with 2 threads The leaves are embroidered in lazy daisy stitch with 2 threads The center of a rose is made of 2 bullions stitches with 2 threads and 2 wraps, starting and finishing in the...

11. Finishing

Violets, forget-me-not and butterflies are the three elements that are part of the finishes The leaves are embroidered in spaced blanket stitch with 2 threads. All stitches start at the base of the stem. For the stems simply embroider a straight stitch with 2 threads....

12. Assembling the needlecase

 The embroidery ” the Blue Garden” is complete and we will now  learn to make a needle case with it Refresh the embroidery with luke warm water and from upside down, iron it wet on a sponge cloth. Put a piece of Vlieseline approximately 23x10.5 cm (I used...

1. Passionflower

The passion flowers are composed of 2 elements The stems are embroidered with stem stitch 2 threads The leaves are embroidered with lazy daisy stitch 2 threads The rootlets are embroidered with back stitch 1 thread The petal is embroidered with 2 threads and is a...

Garlands

Having completed the “Blue Garden”, I now propose to tackle together the “Garlands”. This is a very nice design to embroider and it will let you practice the stitches used in the Blue Garden. Of course in following the tutorials you will have...

2. Clematis

The clematis are composed of 2 elements The leaves are embroidered with double lazy daisy stitch 2 threads The petals are embroidered with elongated lazy daisy stitch 2 threads. The flowers are composed of 8 petals. To complete the flower, insert straight stitches 1...

3. Ivy

Ivy is composed of 2 elements Ivy is a very simple pattern that consists of a stem embroidered in stem stitch 2 threads and leaves embroidered in straight stitch with one thread. Stems and leaves are embroidered with House of Embroidery varigated stranded cotton...

4. St. John’s wort

St. John’s wort consists of 2 elements The leaves are embroidered with fishbone stitch 1 thread. The petals are embroidered with blanket stitch 1 thread. Embroider 5 petals in the same manner. Add straight stitches 1 thread in each petal radiating around the...

5. Morning Glories

The Morning Glories consist of 2 elements The stems are embroidered in stem stitch with 2 threads. The leaves are embroidered in blanket stitch with 2 threads. The rootlets are embroidered in back stitch with 2 threads. The flowers are embroidered in blanket stitch...

6.Cotoneaster

Here are the instructions for the cotoneasters The stems are embroidered in stem stitch and the leaves are embroidered in lazy daisy stitch, all with 2 threads. The berries are embroidered in Colonial knots with perle cotton n° 8. The leaves and stems are embroidered...

7. Lawn Daisies

Here are the instructions for the daisies The flowers are embroidered in lazy daisy stitch with 1 thread. Embroider first 4 petals on the lines and add 4 more petals to complete the flower. Embroider a  French knot 2 threads 1 wrap for the center (yellow) and cover...

8. Anemones

I now propose that we  embroider the anemones The leaves are embroidered with fly stitch 2 threads.  The flowers are embroidered with blanket stitch circularly with 1 thread. Add 5 straight stitches 1 thread placed star shaped to mark the center of the flower.  The...

9. Pansies

Now we will embroider the pansies garland The flowers are composed  of 3 lazy daisy stitches embroidered with 2 threads and starting from a same central point. Embroider a straight stitch with 3 threads in each loop by inverting the colors. The flowers are embroidered...

10.Peonies

The tenth garland represents peonies Flowers corollas are embroidered with blanket stitch 1 thread. We must begin by embroider 5 straight stitches 2 threads star shaped that serve as a base forthe woven rose representing the core of the flower. here are the completed...

11.Roses

And here is the last garland, the lovely one with the roses The stems are embroidered with stem stitch 2 threads. The leaves are embroidered with ribbon stitch with a 4mm silk ribbon The center of a rose is made of 2 bullion stitches with 2 threads and 2 wraps,...

Mini herbarium

Mini Herbarium Here are the pictures and the instructions necessary to embroider this herbarium. As usual you can download this design HERE.  This design is made entirely with DMC threads whose colors are mentioned in the instructions. The stems are embroidered...

Mounting the purse

Mounting the purse Here are pictures and explanations for transforming your garlands in a pretty purse, handy for storing all your small embroidery equipment. For this work, you will need the following material A piece of nice fabric 32 X 30 cm for the lining A piece...

Discovery Garden

With this design named “Discovery Garden”, I would like to invite you to share an embroidery game with us. The starting design on which I propose to work over the weeks is a simple grid of 36 flowerbeds and a center.The final goal of this game is to get a...

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