I made this little project for one of my grandlittles the other day and decided to share it with you! Supplies:
- Embroidery hoop (6 inch)
- Embroidery floss
- Fabric (I used muslin)
- 158 – dark blue
- 164 – light green
- 326 – magenta
- 712 – cream (optional)
We’re going to start with the light green thread and feather stitch around the edge of the hoop. I’ve never used the feather stitch before this project.
I was surprised with how much I liked it. It’s easy, quick, and pretty. What more could I want? The feather stitch is a great way to create vines and ivy. After completing the wreath, place a dark blue, double wrapped French Knot on each “leaf” on the inside of the wreath. Keep going around the circle.
My fabric is very thin, so you can see the connecting threads under the fabric. That really started to annoy me, so I went back and cut the connecting threads and tied them off. Use the magenta thread and place double wrapped French Knots on each outside “leaf.” Keep going around until the circle is complete. The finished floral wreath. Use your pencil to draw a cursive initial in the center.
I chose “J” because my grandlittle’s name is Jessica. Use the magenta thread and Stem/Outline Stitch the initial. If you’re not a fan of the Stem Stitch, the Back Stitch would also look pretty!Once the initial is stitched, the project is complete!
So simple but so pretty!
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