Meet Anna, the newest portrait in the Domina Natura series. Her crown is created using surface embroidery techniques and stumpwork, to give a totally unique and three dimensional look. The included instructions include basic directions for completing the stumpwork elements but you may benefit from additional instruction if you are new to the technique. You can find my new wire slip stumpwork tutorial (with video!) here.
The pattern instructions include an additional modification for those of you who do not want to create a hibiscus from wire slips. Directions and line diagrams are provided for an alternative long and short stitched flower.
Your purchase includes the Anna embroidery pattern and a copy of my beginner guide. The embroidery pattern includes written instructions and suggested stitch order, stitch and color keys, plus stitch direction diagrams, a shopping list with suggested Lecien COSMO embroidery floss colors (DMC equivalents are included), color photos of the completed pattern, a stumpwork placement diagram, plus the full and modified PDF design sized for a 9 inch hoop, ready to print (shrink or enlarge to meet your needs).
The beginner guide includes a supplies list with suggested products based off of my experience, tips on how to get started, including pattern transfer suggestions for future projects, plus diagrams of stitches. The beginner guide can also be found onlinehere plus you can find some additional tutorialshere.