Sunday, 16 June 2013

Stitched velvet flowers.

I love to use these pretty velvet flowers in my work, often added as they are to journals, fabric boxes and collages.

Today I've been using them in embroidery and stitched onto some vintage linens.


I needed to pull the Viola apart and peel the paper backing from the back.

 

The bullion stitch has been worked with two strands of thread and the French knots with six strands. I added a few seed beads to give a little sparkle


    On the single Hydrangea flower I've used silk perle for the bullion stitch and the central French knots
 then a normal Perle for the woven flower. 
   These are a wonderful addition to crazy quilting, embroidery, collages, journals, the list is endless.

                                    

I have lots of these flower for sale in beautiful vintage shades


They will be in my Etsy shop soon, meanwhile just email if you would like to purchase any of them.

They are just £2 a pack/ 3.5 US $ plus shipping.

Happy stitching.
xox Angela.



9 comments:

Lululiz said...

They are so adorable, order is on the way! Woohoo!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Lovely, Lovely Vintage.

Mom E. said...

So beautiful, Angela!
I have some new velvet flowers and leaves i have pcked up here and there over the years and reallly enjoy making beautiful things with them! You have sure made LUluLiz happy!!!!!
Hearts,
Betsy

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

These are so pretty, Angela! Your embroidery makes them very special and a great addition to your beautiful creations.
Have a lovely day!
Hugs,
Julia

Anni - Fabric and Mixed Media Art said...

Angela your flowers are so elegant and very beautifully made, have a nice weekend.
Hugs Anni

Kat W said...

hi am now following you, what a lovely blog and what beautiful hand work you create! so beautiful! i wish i could do that! getting back into sewing, creating a place to work, long and hard hours, sweat equity! lol in our southwest heat! found you on my desert cottage, i will be participating in the where bloggers create as well, please stop by for a visit? im trying to finish my "place" but the 117 degrees have stopped me so my post will be on my creative place, a work in progress! lol hugs kat =^.^=

Connie said...

Hello Angela, these are wonderful.
Your needle work is so inspiring to me, I love visiting your blog :)
Your blogging sister and follower from across the pond , Connie :)

Marlynne said...

Lovely Flowers! interesting idea stitched on Linen!

fairyrocks said...

Stopped in for the Where Bloggers Create event and found your gorgeous work with the fabrics. Thanks for sharing, keep smiling and creating