Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Australian native flowers

Once the website is up and running, I intend to stitch embroideries of all my favourite native flowers and plants. I have already embroidered the Cootamundra Wattle, and just need to type up the pattern. I have done several on a crazy patchwork wall hanging that I made a few years ago. This photo shows the bottlebrush tree flower. The stitches were stem stitch (for the stem!) and cretan for the leaves, with straight stitches gently loose for the flower, and beads at the ends of the flower stamens to show the gold tips. Do try it for yourself. Copy mine, or look in a book of Australian plants.

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