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Anthea’s Garden

flowers O, R and P

Leaves

You won’t find detailed explanations for each leaf, but I will publish in each article the groups of leaves to be embroidered with the suggested flowers.

The leaf work is explained in the first chapter of this project. Using the group of greens with a yellow tendency or the group with a blue tendency, you are free to mix the colors as you wish, using the embroidery technique explained in the previous article;

Here’s a reminder of the colors used in green leaves with yellow highlights

Soie d’Alger – DMC                    

3713 – 3348

2141 – 165

2114 – 470

3845 – 640

2135  – 3345

Stef Francis  n° 16

 

 

 

Here’s a reminder of the colors used in green leaves with blue highlights

Soie d’Alger – DMC                    

136 – 3808

131 – 747

2114 – 470

3845 – 640

Stef Francis  n° 18

 

 

 

Flower O

Colors used to embroider this flower (similar to the colors of flower D)

Soie d’Alger – DMC                    

932 – 352

934 – 350

2645 – 321

4636 – 814

2114 – 470

Underline petals with split backstitch and colors 352 and 350.

Fill the upper part of the overlapping petals with long and short stitch and the color 352.

Finish filling the petals with the color 350.

Embroider the sepals with satin stitch and the variegated color No. 16.

Flower R

Colors used to embroider this flower (similar to flower B)

Soie d’Alger – DMC                    

636 – 606

4636814

914 – 608

916 – 666

543 – 726

Highlight petal outlines with colors 608 and 726.

Embroider the outer part of the flower crown with satin stitch and color 608.

Finish filling the flower with color 814 between the stamens.

Embroider the stamens in straight stitch with color 726. Fill the center with long and short stitch using colors 726 and 666.

Flower P

 

Colors used to embroider this flower (same colors as for flower A)

Soie d’Alger – DMC                    

4096 – B5200

5114 – 3835

2931 – 3689

2932 – 3733

636 – 606

2936 – 498

3713 – 3348

2114 – 470

 

Underline the petals with split backstitch using colors 3689 and 3835.

Start filling the petals with the color 3689.

Finish with the color 3733.

Add straight stitches with the color B5200 to the tip of each petal to lighten them.

Here are the finished petals and the center of the flower outlined with a split backstitch using color 606.

Embroider the heart with satin stitch using colors 606 and 498. Add a crown of French knots with 6 strands of thread and 1 wrap using alternatively the colors 3348 and 470.