When I decided that I wanted to try needle painting, I did some research, then more, then even more. I finally decided to pick up Long and Short Stitch Embroidery, A Collection of Flowers, by Trish Burr.
What drew me to this book was one flower in particular, the purple bearded iris. As soon as I saw that flower, I immediately had to buy the book.
I showed my mom the book when I got it. And I showed her the beginning of working on the flower.
But then after that, I really didn’t show her much and did not send her any more pictures of it.
What she didn’t know was that I had planned from the moment I saw the picture that I would be making it for her. My mom loves iris. My grandma, mom’s mom, had iris all over the farm. I love iris as well, especially the purple ones and the creamy color ones.
I finished the stitching last night, put it on fusible interfacing, then bound it. And I gave it to her today.
Here are the pictures!
I’m extremely happy with my first needle painting project.
On the back, I used a micron pen and wrote: To Mom, I love you. Love, Michelle. August 2014.
Oh and a sneak peek to the next needle painting:
I combined the rose and the rosebud from the book, adding the longer stem with thorns to connect the two flowers. I have it traced onto the fabric now and started stitching this afternoon. Stay tuned for more!