Several traditional canvaswork stitches are employed in this design, but one iris is worked in blackwork and another in pattern darning. The blackwork is embellished with a small amount of beading. And the canvaswork flowers include some metallic accents. Some surface embroidery techniques are employed for the leaves.
The various techniques plus the hues were chosen with an eye toward creating perspective in the design, all the while maintaining a sense of floral realism.
The background fabric is light blue congress cloth, and the threads employed include Soie d’Alger and Waterlilies, along with some metallic accents. This is an elegant piece indeed.
- Time: 2 Days
- Proficiency Level: Intermediate
- Kit cost: $110
- Ground Fabric: Light Blue Congress Cloth