NOTE ABOUT FABRIC: I used black Kona for my sample hoop. In the photos you can see that the printed fabric is not as dark due to the printing process. Placed next to true black fabric it looks dark grey. However, when seen on it's own, especially with the brightly stitched design, the fabric looks almost black to the eye.
This lush, tropical design is fun to stitch and the result is an eye-catching piece of embroidery art. You'll be stitching hibiscus and orchids, plus a variety of rainforest plants. You can choose to fill the orchids with thread painting or keep it simple by filling in each petal with a solid color using split stitch. You'll also get to practice chain stitch, French knots, back stitch, satin stitch and more.
Your kit includes:
Fabric (choose one from the drop down menu): 1. plain black Kona cotton (transfer design yourself) plus a chalk pencil, or 2. printed cotton with the full color design. Note that this fabric is printed on a base WHITE background so it is not as deep and dark as the Kona. However, with the bright thread stitched on top I believe the difference is negligible.
A 7 inch wood embroidery hoop
Hand embroidery needles
11 skeins of Lecien Cosmo cotton embroidery floss
Color printed embroidery pattern
A copy of the Beginner Guide
Your purchase includes the Lush Blooms embroidery pattern and a copy of my beginner guide. The simple embroidery pattern includes stitch and color keys (using Lecien Cosmo floss plus a DMC conversion chart), a color close up photo of stitched pattern and the design sized for a 7 inch hoop ready to trace for future projects (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 with helpful videos, plus you can find some additional tutorialshere.
*My kits do not include hand embroidery scissors but I do offer aselection.
This pattern is for personal use only. Please do not copy or resell finished product.