I use flowers in my designs quite a lot. Here are some of my patterns in this theme:
For the first, I designed and hand-stitched (with DMC floss) this 12" orange tulip candle mat. It's backed in green and finished off with an "x" stitch around the edge of the inner circle:
For the second, I got inspiration from a book I've had for years. It's produced by Dover Publications, and is called, "Geometric Ornaments and Designs." The graphic that caught my eye for this project made me think of cherry blossoms.
I decided to do another candle mat using different shades of pink and copper wool felt. The background is a piece of straw felt, and then the whole top is backed in copper canyon felt cut into a scallop shape. It's all hand-stitched with DMC floss and the candle mat measures 12" square. Here's the finished piece:
For my third project, I designed a floral pincushion. It's simple, but pretty (I think lol). It's made from silver grey wool felt which has been gathered around the rim of a mason jar cover. It's then adorned with a layered white flower and green leaves, and stuffed with polyfill. The finished size is approx. 5", and...
...if you leave me a comment, you can win it! The pincushion is part of my giveaway, which also includes some floss and some needles.Thanks for visiting, and commenting, and be sure to visit everyone else on today's list!
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs (that's me!)