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 pictures displayed in this post are supposed to give you a clear view of the way we have embroidered each design.
The color list is included in the kit and is also available on our website.
Stems in stem stitch 1 thread, leaves in satin stitch 1 thread
Flowers in blanket stitch 1 thread and hearts alternatively in satin stitch 1 thread or French knots 2 threads 2 wraps
Large stems in fly stitch 2 threads
Embroider first long straight stitches 2 threads on the drawn strokes, then intersperse in spaces a second series of shorter straight stitches from a different color. Center has to be made of spaced fly stitches 2 threads in order to be able to insert in the spaces straight stitches (2 threads) also from a different color.
Flower’s inferior part satin stitch 1 thread
Lateral superior parts, blanket stitch 1 thread, interior with seed stitch 1 thread separated by 1 straight stitch 2 threads in middle and 2 bullion knots atop.
Flower’s inferior part, satin stitch 1 thread
Flower’s superior part satin stitch 1 thread, petals in blanket stitch 1 thread and center in French knots 2 threads 1 wrap
Shell (inferior part of the flower) satin stitch 1 thread then add a trellis stitch 1 thread on the bottom of the shell.
Flower’s superior part, satin stitch 1 thread.
Center, ribbed spider web stitch 2 threads and French knots 2 threads one wrap for the interior.
Large crossed petals, border in whipped chain stitch 2 threads and small interior surface with satin stitch 1 thread.
Interspersed petals with satin stitch 1 thread.
Exterior border (yellow part) in satin stitch 1 thread on 3 threads filling
Interior part, border with stem stitch 2 threads, petals with blanket stitch 1 thread and stamens with Palestrina stitch 2 threads
Leaves in satin stitch 1 thread
Central petal in satin stitch 1 thread and trellis stitch (1 thread for straight stitches and 2 threads for attachment stitches).
Lateral petals in satin stitch 1 thread and some straight stitches starting from the base.
Exterior petals, border with whipped chain stitch 2 threads and interior with seed stitch 1 thread.
Central petal (round), fly stitch 2 threads worked in curves spaced enough to intersperse in-between the straight stitches leaving the center.
2 lateral petals in satin stitch 1 thread and trellis stitch (1 thread for the straight stitches and 2 threads for the attachment stitches).
Exterior petals, alternate satin stitch 1 thread with spaced fly stiches 2 threads and interspersing straight stitches from a different color in the spaces.
Heart, interior with trellis stitch. I used 2 colors for the 2 diagonally placed straight stitches. The light color with 2 threads and the dark one with a single thread. I added in spaces a French knot (2 threads 1 wrap) from a third color. The 2 lateral parts are embroidered with satin stitch 1 thread.
Exterior petals, outline with whipped chain stitch 2 threads, interior with seed stitch 1 thread. You can create a shadow effect by embroidering between 2 petals 2 rows of stem stiches 2 threads.
And finally, here is my nice cushion. Have fun !