Saturday, 3 November 2012

MY EMBROIDERED LEAF TUTORIAL !

Hello everyone, hope you're having a wonderful Saturday ! Today, I have decided to show you how I embroider leaves................
YOU WILL NEED
APPLETONS CREWEL WOOL
PERLE 8
ANY VARIEGATED FLOSS
APPROPIATE NEEDLES

Transfer any medium sized Leaf design to your ground fabric.

With straight stitches fill in the leaf motif with appletons crewel wool, like so...............
Next, do small straight stitches, all around the outer edge......Come up through the crewel wool and down on


the outer edge with perle 8, like so...............................


Next, starting at the very tip of the leaf, do fairly close fly stitch with floss to represent the leaf veins, like so..........


This is what your leaf should like ..............................
I love the look of these leaves and using crewel wool as the base makes them look slightly raised off of
the ground fabric !!!


Have a practise and see what you can achieve !!!!!!!!!  Enjoy your week end...............xxxxxxxxxxxx

17 comments:

  1. Thank you for this tutorial, your leaves are wonderful. I like using crewel wool too.

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  2. Wonderful idea, thank you for sharing!

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  3. you are so talented Chris, thanks for sharing your skills with us

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  4. Those are beautiful leaves. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  5. Hi Chris, yes wonderful leaves, maybe I can get Sue to have a go. Luv Mike xx

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  6. Chris, I started following you quite some time ago when you were making cards! I LOVE your embroidery, you have extraordinary talent and make some amazingly beautiful projects. Some of your posts leave me staring at the screen, open mouthed in awe trying to take it all in, the complexity of some of your designs is breathtaking.

    Beautiful work.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz

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  7. Kasey sums you up perfectly and the leaves are beautiful. xx

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  8. Very instructive tutorial. Can't wait to try this. Thank you, Chris.

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  9. A very useful tutorial - thanks for sharing!
    Barbara

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  10. WOW! How did I miss this post? Anyway, thank you for sharing your technique - the crewel wool does give an incredible look.

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  11. Really beautiful! I love the colors you chose and I enjoy crewel work.

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  12. Just found your blog and love your work. But, being allergic to wool, can crewel be done on another fabric, like cotton?

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  13. Very nbeautiful. I would like to try.

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  14. His canbe done with embroidary thread. I have plain bedsheet would like to try on it.

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  15. I just today foumd your blog. It is wonderful. The toutoral on leaves is so pretty. You make it look so easy.

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  16. Thank you for this practical way to do something so beautiful. Congratulations.
    Carmelina Andrade

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  17. Piękne ściegi , na pewno skorzystam z podpowiedzi.

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