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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...

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...