March 14, 2022
stitch club :: 3/2022 :: folk flower
say hello to our new pattern this month, folk flower.🖤
i like to combine symmetry with wonky hand-drawn lines, so the result is something perfectly imperfect, simple, striking.
i'm beginning with the simplest of stitches, back stitch, using 2 strands and short stitches so the lines of the flower petals will be really well-defined.
and after stitching all the blue petals, i'm using the black floss to stitch a single straight stitch (2 strands) over the blue stitches.
next i'm moving on to the black flowers, leaves, and stems. still using 2 strands.
the stems are back stitched and the flowers + leaves are all satin BUT i want the flowers to look a little different from the leaves, so:
▪ for the flower petals, the satin stitches are oriented widthwise, from side to side across each petal.
▪ for the leaves, the satin stitches are made lengthwise, from the tip to the base of each leaf.
just a little variation to keep things interesting!
next up: all the little pink cross stitches and straight stitches (2 strands).
super simple, super sweet.
and last but not least, the final elements of this design, colonial knots (2 strands). i really like this shade of orange, and i love how it pops against the solid black!
patterned my folk flower colors after the Swedish Dala Horses
kathy peterson on