Blue Roses – Needle Painting

True blue roses. Rare,  and said not to occur in nature, at least not until fairly recently.

After the iris,  I decided to combine the rose and rosebud from Trish Burr’s book into one design.  The only real change to either design was to add the thorny stem.

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For fun,  I got my colored pencils out again and colored in the paper drawing after the design had been transferred to fabric.

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I’m still loving needle painting.  It is relaxing. And you end up with a (hopefully) beautiful result.  You can fix a section with a subtle addition of a few stitches,  as I mentioned in my last post.

Ready for the roses? 

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Well,  what do you think?  Was blue a good choice of color? 

I still need to put it on interfacing and then bind it,  but I need to get more interfacing first.

The next design is one that is not from a book.  I looked up hibiscus flowers and studied them then drew out a design.  Then i compared it to a couple of other drawings.  Mine was fairly similar to another so I want to get the link for that one before i share mine here.

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4 thoughts on “Blue Roses – Needle Painting

  1. Beautiful!! The blue is gorgeous. Hibiscus are my very favorite flowers. I’ll be watching for you to show your new project.

    • I didn’t realize how beautiful hibiscus were until I started looking for pictures of them. WOW they are gorgeous! I don’t think I’ve ever had any before.

      I’m still thinking about colors for the hibiscus. What would you recommend?

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