Firstly, I hope you all had a lovely Easter break and didn’t eat as many of these as I did.
I also ate a whole Easter egg in one sitting 😉
Anyway, back to the ferns. Ferns, in the loosest, botanically incorrect sense of the word, I think. I had seen some lovely images of clean simple embroidery on Pinterest. My embroidery board is here if you’d like to have look. It features quite a variety of techniques. I’m quickly swayed towards one style when a search me takes down another route.
My recent sort out of my dmc threads also made me appreciate the lovely selection of greens I had hidden in my tin.
The dmc website has a great library of free embroidery templates, which is where I found my fern template. For some reason the USA website works a lot faster than the UK one. You just have to leave your email address.
So using my usual Sticky Fabri Solvy I traced the pattern and stuck it onto some pale cream curtain lining fabric.
Completely copying the dmc example (sometimes it is nice just to blatantly copy something don’t you think?) I used satin stitch for the two outside ferns and blanket stitch for the centre one.
Note to self, don’t use biro next time. I can just see some remnants of biro ink on the fabric below, once I’d washed away the stabiliser. Just on the blanket stitch fern.
Just before washing away the stabiliser.
I decided to frame this one in a hoop. It looks rather lovely, I think.
This one has gone to a friend, for her birthday. I think I need one for myself too!
Love, Lucie xx