The pansies are complete! The final steps of the embroidery as well as the finished article (and a little surprise).
You guys decided what pattern I should work on a little project - and it's coming along! The design is coming to life step by step and soon it will be finished. The planning process is half the battle, isn't it?
This stumpwork iris may be taking longer than anticipated, but this weekend has been a good one for hand embroidery, anyway. Color after color has been stitched into the petal, and the long and short stitch is a perfect choice for showcasing the rich tones.
Progress is slow on a big piece of stumpwork embroidery, and there are several unique problems to work through or avoid. Stitching without knots and with both sides of the work pristine makes for slow, careful going.
A short infographic on what handkerchiefs and pocket squares are made of and how they're customized.