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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.
Please note: The three Millefiori designs #954 (a, b and c) "Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve" are now offered as one pdf file. All three designs and traceable patterns for all are included in 21 pages of instruction, diagrams and photos. This is a pdf file and the cost for all is $15 (no postage). The file will be emailed to you on receipt of payment via PayPal. You can bypass the shopping cart (which automatically adds postage) to do this: just send the $15 by PayPal, and I'll email the design to you right away. Thanks!!
A cast-on mum and a shooting star made with “beads on a string” can be stitched in autumn colors or lively pastels to present an entirely different design.
Wearable art, bracelet or cuff, or small framed print – this design and two additional “Wear Your Heart” designs, each sold separately, are available in .pdf file format only with full-color instructions and traceable pattern for transferring to the fabric of your choice. A stitch guide and finishing suggestions are included with all Millefiori designs. This is an intermediate-advanced level Brazilian embroidery design.
Design: 1½” x 8”
Design: 2” x 8”
CATS ? There are CATS in this garden!
Well, you have to look pretty hard to see most of them – some are sleeping, some are watchful, and some are just enjoying each other’s company. So far, they haven’t trampled any of the flowers, so you can begin stitching.
Many flowers on this design are from Millefiori Flower and Veggie Patch designs, but several new flowers and techniques are also introduced. Flowers include astilbe, butterfly weed, coral bells, gazania, innocence, lupines, Michelmas daisy, monarda, night-scented stock, phlox, thalictrum, thrift, vetch and zinnia. The trellis background of this design is framed with Rosalie Wakefield’s original Interlocking Stem Stitch.
This companion print to #952 “Sunbonnet Sue’s Sassy Sister” and #956 “Come Into My Flowers” is sold with a color photo, stitch guide, all instructions in full detail and finishing suggestions. This is an intermediate to advanced level Brazilian embroidery design.
Design: 8” x 10”
Her sister is a sedate young lady who graces vintage quilts and demurely involves herself in ladylike domestications. But Sunbonnet Sue has a sister who is quite sassy – her name is Sunflower Sue! She loves her garden, constantly tending her flowers with her pet poodle Roy at her side. She’s bright and lively and enjoys soaking up the garden’s color as she makes her way to the rose arbor with a basket of flowers (and a current novella, iced tea and chocolates) in one hand and Roy in the other. Unsure of Roy’s intentions, her pet kitten keeps a safe distance.
Many flowers on this design are from the Millefiori Flower and Veggie Patch designs, but several new flowers and techniques are also introduced. Flowers include clematis, foxglove, hellebore, hollyhocks, and petunias (all new), and lavender, lupine, Michelmas daisies, night-scented stock, poppies and roses. The design is framed with Rosalie Wakefield’s original Interlocking Stem Stitch.
This companion print to #953 “Guardians of the Garden” and #956 “Come Into My Flowers” is sold with a color photo, stitch guide, all instructions in full detail and finishing suggestions. This is an intermediate to advanced level Brazilian embroidery design.
Ten butterflies and eleven different flowers – many new – wind themselves around the new Mossy Branch border in this garden of Brazilian dimensional embroidery stitching wonders where lilacs and buddleia, hypericum and scabiosa, silene, asclepias, crepe myrtle and creeping phlox, goldenrod, dog violets and starry eyes exist only for the pleasure of the butterflies, their colorful flight sparkling amid the flowers.
Design: 12” x 12”
A double pink peony is the inspiration for the new drizzleberry stitch. This original new dimensional technique is used to stitch the peony center, and is also useful for flower centers in poppies (#948 Patty's Plum), astrantia (#967, Hattie’s Pincushion) or camellias. In this design you’ll use different floss weights to create the prominent stamen of the cosmos, and you will also use the technique as a stand-alone flower such as the drizzlebuds.
Other stitch ideas used in this small floral include Rosalie Wakefield’s Lazy-Satin-Daisy, the delicate Lady Fern Couching and Reverse Lazy Daisy, plus the up-down cast-on, and colonial knots. A color photo, stitch guide and finishing suggestions are included with all Millefiori designs. This is an intermediate-advanced level Brazilian embroidery design.
Design: 5” x 6”
Pastel sweet peas climbing a garden trellis are stitched with Rosalie Wakefield’s original ridged blanket stitch, buttonhole stitch and a new variation of the buttonhole-stitched bullion that solidly fills in each petal. Satin leaves are stitched with shaded floss to add light and movement to foliage, and Travelin’ Tendrils add further realism to the design.
Design: 5” x 7”
Patty’s Plum, the exotic Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale) with smoky plum-purple blossoms, is stitched with several new techniques including the new Drizzleberry which makes three different flowers: a most realistic poppy seedpod, the Lazy Twist and the Double Daisy. Other stitches used: satin stitch, bullion, drizzle, up-down cast-on, cast-on.
A stitch guide and finishing suggestions are included with all Millefiori designs. This is an intermediate-advanced level Brazilian embroidery design.