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 hardest part of the project may be transferring the pattern to fabric and maintaining the shape of the face while stitching. You may want to grab a kit to avoid transfer process, or check out some options 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.
The directions (two documents) will be available to you for download after your purchase.
The embroidery pattern includes: - Written instructions and suggested stitch order - Stitch and color keys, plus stitch direction diagrams - Shopping list with suggested Lecien COSMO embroidery floss colors (DMC equivalents are included) - Full color close up photo of stitched pattern - Stumpwork placement diagram - 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 (hoops, needles, fabric, etc) based off of my experience - Helpful tips and tricks for transferring design, getting started, and finishing your project - Diagrams of stitches
This document is also available on my website HERE and includes videos for most stitches.
To complete this pattern you may also need: - Scissors - a non-permanent fabric marker (such as water soluble) - A bright window or light board for pattern tracing (more info here) - You may want to invest in a high quality embroidery hoop if you have trouble maintaining tension with the included 9 inch hoop. You can then use the wooden hoop included in the kit for framing your finished work. - Wood stain and varnish for finishing your wooden hoop - Needle nosed pliers for shaping wire - A darning needle for stumpwork insertion. Any large eyed needle will do.
This pattern is for personal use only. Please do not copy or resell finished product.