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The American Beauty Rose, introduced in the U.S. in 1886, is a long-blooming, strongly-scented deep pink hybrid perpetual rose and is stitched here with a new variation of the traditional Brazilian embroidery bullion rose. Ciré and a Millefiori original, the raised buttonhole stitch, add extra dimension to this perpetual beauty.
A stitch guide and finishing suggestions are included with all Millefiori designs.
Size: 5” x 5”
How many ways can one make a lazy daisy stitch? Let us count the ways.
An elegant dynasty of noble midsummer-blooming flowers graces this Brazilian dimensional embroidery design. Attending the regal Queen Anne’s Lace are her royal court – two spectacular Duchess Dahlias, heirloom Esther Reed/Shasta Daisies and a lovely Princess Flower. ‘Royal Velvet’ Crepe Myrtle and delightful Daisy Maiden Flowers dance through the design as Maidenhair and Lady Ferns hover in the background.
Several variations of the ever-popular lazy daisy stitch are used for both flowers and leaves. In addition to the traditionallazy daisy, other techniques include the reverse lazy daisy, side fly stitch leaf, one-step leaf and stem, lazy satin daisy, and the Brazilian or two-step lazy daisy. A stitch guide and finishing suggestions are included with all Millefiori designs. This intermediate-advanced level design is perfect for class teaching.
Design: 6½” x 8½”
Several original and advanced-level stitches are included: the crisscross satin stitch, Brazilian outline stitch, raised buttonhole stitch, Star-Fill, the barbed bullion, and a Millefiori favorite named “Stretch.” It’s a real temptation to embellish this design with beads and other sparklies, but no beads are used in the design as shown – the beautiful rayon floss does the job all by itself!
If you like sweets, take a look at Millefiori design #919 “Sweet Treats”, another calorie/stitch filled way to forget your diet.
Size: 8” x 8”
What a wonderful centerpiece for your holiday table!
And think how happy the turkey will be.
This turkey nestles into some vitamin-rich fruits and veggies – apples and oranges, pumpkins and pears, realistic grapes (because they are “grown” with 6° seed beads). Learn how to make perfectly uniform, No-Kink Cast-on Stitches, and play with the blended leaf, traveling tendril and crisscross satin stitch. This is an exciting little design that you’ll use from year to year to enhance a small tablescape to decorate your home each holiday season.
A stitch guide and finishing suggestions are included with all Millefiori designs. This is an intermediate-level Brazilian embroidery design.
Design: 5” x5”
So who isn’t a “fan of flowers”, especially a Brazilian embroidery stitcher! This fan is stitched with three versions of Rosalie’s Picot Rose using the original Picot-Cast-on stitch. Also featured on this design are the Twisty Ribbon Stitch and the lovely new Cascade Blossom. Interesting tips for leaf-stitch and satin stitching with Lola, as well as the application of beads to embellish the fan are included.
Colors used for the design as shown may be replaced with cream and gold or all white with touches of silver or the stitcher’s color choice. Delica and triangle beads are suggested, but Swarovski 3mm pearls may substituted. This intermediate-to-advanced level design includes a dimensional stitch guide and suggestions for finishing.
Design: 8” x 8”
“The Balance of Nature” is about the food chain as it relates to Brazilian embroidery and was inspired by the children’s rhyme, “There Was An Old Woman Who Swallowed A Fly…”
The magnificent owl, a bird of the night but also a bird of prey, is associated with wisdom. Our owl is wise enough to capture some interesting floss creatures and flowers in Brazilian embroidery along with his lunch and their lunch and their lunch, etc. Innards include another kitty cat, a bird and a mouse that already has an “+” on its eye, plus sunflowers, monarda, asclepias and zinnia. The owl’s perch is a realistic log resting on a bed of ferns stitched with the Ridged Blanket Stitch. Other stitches include the Brazilian lazy daisy, using a technique first introduced by Maria Freitas on her “Birds” design, and an interesting method of making directional flowers. A stitch guide and finishing suggestions are included with all Millefiori designs. This is an intermediate-advanced level Brazilian embroidery design.
The design package includes screen-printed fabric, and the artistic stitcher has the option of framing the owl with a nicely-plump, well-fed kitty cat which can be embroidered or the enclosed pattern used for transfer to a wooden plaque. Instructions include ideas for finishing the “kitty frame” with paint, embroidery, quilting or needle punch.
Print: 13” x 13”
This 8½” x 11” design is the front cover from the book, An Artist’s Garden by Rosalie Wakefield. All instructions, color photo and fabric print are included. Additional designs may be found in the book.
More than 120 flowers, veggies and wildlife inhabit An Artist’s Garden, a Brazilian dimensional embroidery book by Rosalie Wakefield. Several designs have been developed to demonstrate stitches and flowers from the book.
You will need a copy of the book to complete, as shown, the design #958, "I Spy - Flower Patches". This design is suitable for a small art quilt and incorporates the majority of flowers from the book.
Please refer to the book section at this website for other Brazilian embroidery books by Rosalie Wakefield.