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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 with stem stitch 1 thread and the leaves are embroidered with fishbone stitch worked close together and 2 threads.

The petals are embroidered with blanket stitch. Add some straight stitches of a different color around the centers all with 1 thread. The centers are embroidered with French knots 2 threads 2 wraps.

We used DMC floss cotton n° 501 and 368 for the stems and the leaves and n° 4220, 3834 and white for the flowers.





The stems are embroidered in stem stitch and the leaves in fishbone stitch all with 1 thread.

The flowers are made with two sets of straight stitches. First you must embroider a full circle of straight stitches with 2 threads and varigated color and then insert a second round of shorter straight stitches with 1 thread.

Centers are embroidered in satin stitch with 1 thread.

For the stems and the leaves we used DMC cotton floss n° 469 and for the flowers DMC cotton floss n° 4190, 349 and 677.


The roses are embroidered with bullion stitch 2 threads.

The centers are made of a tiny ribbed spider web with 2 threads.

The stems are embroidered with stem stitch 1 thread and the leaves in spaced blanket stitch with 2 threads. Add a straight stitch 2 threads to the veins.

For the flowers we used DMC cotton floss n° 4210 and 309 and for the stems and leaves n° 3051 and 3348.      

The garland is made of a stem in stem stitch and leaves embroidered with straight stitch, all with 2 threads. To embroider the leaves, you must first make the straight stitches starting from the tips of the leaves and going to the base, then fill the spaces.

The flowers are embroidered with blanket stitch 2 threads for the petals and with French knots 2 threads 2 wraps for the centers. Complete with 3 lazy daisy stitches 3 threads for the leaves.

For the garland we used DMC cotton floss n° 4045 and for the flowers DMC cotton floss n° 4075, 400 and 924.