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Designs by Millefiori
Sixteen original floral designs (including 4 new roses), birdies (hooty owls, a cardinal, blue jay, lovebirds) and other outdoor delights (a little hedgehog, a ladybug, a little worm) are easily stitched with mostly Lola and Iris and new techniques for familiar dimensional stitches.
Crazy Quilt border stitches (23) are included here, with ideas for other embellishments. If you enjoy having a stitch reference for border stitches, take a look at Design #891 "CQ Border Stitches".
A stitch guide and finishing suggestions are included with all Millefiori designs. Several of this design's individual patches are also available as pdf files with traceable patterns (retail only; inquiries welcome).
This Crazy Quilt Pillow (retail AND wholesale) is an intermediate-level Brazilian dimensional embroidery design, and is usually available on both cream or white fabric.
Design: 14” x 14”
This Brazilian dimensional embroidery design is available as a .pdf file (retail only), with a traceable pattern and detailed instructions.
Some designs are sold as fabric prints with color photo and instructions (please inquire about availability).
Olde English Rose petals are made with Millefiori’s original, easy drizzle technique known as “Archie R. A. Drizzle” – or in Latin: Archiara drizzle. Automatic Couching fills the design with fine growth, and sparkling beads dust the rose petals. “Light as air” leaves are stitched with Fishbone or Fly Stitch.
Design: 5” x 7"
Millefiori’s famous 22-Stitch* Hummer (*Give-or-Take A Stitch) features five different hummingbirds hovering over lunch, the fragrant Trumpet Honeysuckle. Select same dye lots of Nova and Lola for the flowers. Metallic threads and beads or Glory may be used to stitch the little hummers.
Supplies of this design as a fabric print are very limited; a pdf file with traceable pattern is available at retail pricing.
Design: 9: x 12”
This rustic covered bridge highlights a country scene in denim blues and rustic reds with Brazilian dimensional embroidery in mostly lighter weights of EdMar’s 100% rayon floss. Simple, elegant stitches complete the Glory background. Foreground flowers are stitched with heavier floss.
Designed as a companion print to Millefiori designs #8004 "Crystal Springs" and #817 “The Waterlilies of Claude Monet”, this print includes a great blue heron and a tiny green frog, both checking the breakfast menu (and each other) while you stitch. This design is available on medium blue fabric only. Intermediate Level.
Design: 8” circular
The Keeper of the Wings loves caladiums. This littlest of angels is stitched entirely in Glory with very simple stitches. Stitch suggestions for lots of different hair styles will keep stitchers entertained. This design is suitable for an ornament or small frame.
A stitch guide and finishing suggestions are included with all Millefiori designs. This is an intermediate-advanced level Brazilian embroidery design.
Design: 4” x 6”
Four flower pots spill over with flowers in Brazilian dimensional embroidery, blooming with several original stitch techniques developed by Rosalie Wakefield of Millefiori. The flowers are:
Crackerjack Marigolds – Hydranges – Geranium – African Violet
Included with the design are traceable patterns for transferring to the fabric of your choice. The flower pots may be stitched as separate designs and quilted into a small wall hanging, or the stitcher can select any of four additional pattern suggestions. Millefiori designs are sold with a guide to frequently used stitches and finishing suggestions. This is an intermediate-advanced level Brazilian embroidery design.
PDF file. This design is sold retail only, with traceable patterns. The popular quilt pattern shown is "Attic Windows".
Each Design: 6” x 6”
Growing in Millefiori’s Veggie Patch are 37 flowers, fruits, veggies and assorted “visitors” invited to this garden. This Brazilian dimensional embroidery design is a companion print to the larger Flower Patch (#828) may be made into a pillow or a quilted wall hanging for a kitchen. The Veggie Patch is stitched with EdMar’s 100% rayon floss in lighter weights such as Glory and Iris.
Design package includes color photo, fabric print and 22 pages of instructions, diagrams and small traceable patterns suitable for crazy quilts or wearable items. A stitch guide and finishing suggestions are also included with all Millefiori designs. This is an intermediate-level Brazilian embroidery design.
This is a companion print to Millefiori design #828, “Flower Patch”. If you enjoy either of these designs, take a look at #958 “I Spy – Flower Patches”, and find even more small floral motifs using lighter-weight floss in the book, An Artist’s Garden by Rosalie Wakefield.
The Flower Patch has 42 different flowers, a little flower girl, and other designs, and is stitched mostly with EdMar’s 100% rayon Glory weight floss. Patterns for all designs are included and may be stitched individually for greeting cards, garments or other accessories. The design is suitable for a cushion or small wall hanging, and may be used as a companion print to the slightly smaller “Veggie Patch,” Millefiori Design #829.
The Flower Patch is a companion print to Millefiori design #829, “Veggie Patch”. If you enjoy either of these designs, take a look at #958 “I Spy – Flower Patches”, and find even more small floral motifs using lighter-weight floss in the book, An Artist’s Garden by Rosalie Wakefield.
Design package includes color photo, fabric print and 24 pages of instructions, diagrams and small traceable patterns suitable for crazy quilts or wearable items. A stitch guide and finishing suggestions are also included with all Millefiori designs. This is an intermediate-level Brazilian embroidery design.
Design: 16” x 16”
Inspired by the impressionist art of Claude Monet, the French landscape painter who immortalized his flower and water gardens at Giverny, France, at the turn of the last century, this design features the original version of the JDR “Water Lily” design (#124) and favorite designs from Barbara Demke Johnson’s book, Brazilian Embroidery Instructions.
Designed as a companion print to Millefiori #842 “Covered Bridge”, this design is available on medium blue fabric only. Intermediate Level. A new Millefiori design #8004 “Crystal Springs” completes the trio of companion prints.
Rows and rows of marigolds – except for that little kitty in the second row!
This design is offered as a traceable pattern with all instructions and color photo included. PDF files are sold retail only. A very limited supply of prints on cream fabric is still available.
Size: 5” x 7”