Friday, October 19, 2007

Sunflower


I finished this up yesterday. It was inspired by Kristin's sunflower pictures and was rendered with the help of Kristin's book. Thank you times two!
I had a hard time getting a decent picture. The colors are a little off here. It was truly a work of using what you have on hand. The fabric is from an old skirt of mine and the crewel embroidery wool is some I have had forever. I'm not wholly pleased with it, but not totally dissatisfied either, given my limited supplies and expertise. I had trouble with the points of the petals, but I expect that that's due to inexperience. I did love all the chain stitching in the center.
Thanks, Kristin for the inspiration and help!
(It actually looks a little better if you click on the picture for a larger view)

8 comments:

SD Betty said...

Ellen, it's wonderful! I love your use of color, and the stitches look great. Thanks for sharing.

Kristin Nicholas said...

How beautiful! I've been wanting to do some sunflowers too in embroidery but haven't gotten to them yet - Congratulations on a job very nicely done!

kneek said...

I love how you combined various stitches. The chain stitching looks neat coiled in a spiral. Give yourself a big pat on the back.

Sara said...

Absolutley gorgeous! I lov ethe little crossed petals :)

Paula said...

It's beautiful. I love the fall colors that you used!

jenclair said...

I like this very much! Lovely colors!

Amy said...

Wonderful! It is sooo vibrant!

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