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Edwardian Parrot

Orchid part 1

 

Here are the explanations and the pictures necessary to embroider the stems and flowers still in buds of this design.

To carry out this work, I decided to embroider first all the vegetal parts, then the bird and to finish with the trees which form the background of the pattern.

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I beg you to excuse the very approximate colors of the photos. Having started working during the holidays, I moved around a lot and the light was unfortunately not always the one I’m used to.

I therefore indicate precisely in these explanations the numbers of the colors used and … do not be too taken aback!

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Stems and sepals

The colors used here are DMC 927, 926 and 3768.

The pattern is embroidered with long and short stitch 1 thread.

First embroider the outline of the sepals with split back stitch and 1 thread, but for the stems it is not necessary to underline the edges of the design. Then fill the entire area with the color 927.

Continue with color 926.

Finish with color 3768.

The embroidery of the stems and sepals is finished.

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Buds

The colors used here are DMC 3756, 3753, 3078, 3822, 963, 3716, 962, 309 and 3685.

The pattern is embroidered with long and short stitch 1 thread.

First embroider the blue part of the bud with the color 3756 and then a few stitches with the color 3753.

For the yellow and pink part, start the work with the color 3078 and add a few stitches with the color 3822 at the base of the bud.

To variegate the color pink, start with color 963.

Continue with color 3716.

Then add color 962.

Finish the bud with the color 309.

Add a few stitches with color 3685 for the final touch.

For the color distribution in the various buds I advise you to base yourself on the photo of the completed orchid which appears in the header of this post.