Sit every day and stitch one flower – by the end of a year you’ll have a beautiful tapestry of different flowers. Use any thread – leftovers from kits, last-thread-of-the-skein – anything goes! Carolyn says: “Over the course of 2017, I embroidered a piece that consisted of four 18” x 18” “canvases”, stitching a flower or two every day using a tangled up bunch of stray embroidery threads I had; cotton floss, perle cottons, silks, overdyed, off-brand flosses. (You get the idea!). So sit back, grab your box of threads and stitch your garden.” Finished piece measures 223w x 225h, or 16" x 16" on 14ct. fabric.
Take a daily stitching stroll through the woods. Stitch a tree, a few flowers, a bird. Pick your own threads from your stash. Change up colors. Toss in some beads or knots. Tweak the trees and make them your own. Enjoy the journey and find satisfaction in this woodland stroll, one stitch at a time.
The Winter Instalment of The Garden Labyrinth Series finishes at 9 3/4" x 9 3/4", 138w x 138h stitch count. Fabric shown: Confetti Lugana 28ct. over two threads (Silkweaver Fabrics)(substitutions available) and uses icy DMC hues in blue, white, gray with a few pine greens tossed in. Kreinik #4 braids recommended for some winter sparkle.
Introducing Shimmer, a sparkling tree of snowflakes that stitches up at 95w x 165h. Recommended threads, DMC, Kreinik braids and blending filaments. Model stitched on 14ct. country French aida, "Rain', from Wichelt Imports.
A garden labyrinth of chicory flowers and other blooms. Finished stitch count 163w x 163h, just under 12" x 12" on 14ct. fabric. Recommended threads, Gentle Art Sampler Threads Model stitched over two on 28ct. hand dyed Mixed Berry jobelan from Wichelt Imports.
The Winter Snow Gnomes was a four week Stitch Along now concluded and offered as a full pattern. Finished Stitch Count: 152w x 96h Approximate Fabric Size (with 3” allowance): 14ct. 17” x 13” 16ct. 16” x 12” 18ct. 15” x 11 1/2” The Carolyn Manning Designs Stitch Along Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2003957959831861/
Introducing Pompeii, an addition to the Garden Labyrinth Collection inspired by the decorative art and motifs of Pompeii. Finished stitch count 154w x 157h. Recommended fabric from Wichelt Imports, Cafe Mocha Country French Aida. The Gentle Art Sampler threads recommended. (DMC Conversions included.)
Cheerful and fun, stitch a flower in a stitching session and soon your heart will be filled with flowers! Use up leftover flosses or stitch to a colour theme – just have fun! 140w x 124h finished stitch count.
Dandelions, Thistle, Chickweed, Curly Dock, Smartweed, just to name a few. We may call them weeds, but I think they're all just misunderstood flowers with beauty of their own. Finished stitch count 144w x 144h. Gentle Art Sampler threads recommended (DMC conversion included but note that your finished piece will be different from the cover model).