Floral Symphony by Laurence Lieblich
5th August 2022
Every now and then, a project comes along that is so delightfully different that it leap-frogs everything else on the ‘to be stitched’ list. Floral Symphony by Laurence Lieblich is a project just like that. Bursting with colour, stitch variety and country charm, Floral Symphony is a stunning cushion festooned with flowers that would look magnificent on any sofa or bed.
Divided into three asymmetric sections, Laurence has selected a beautiful variety of flowers to adorn each one. On one end are three bold, threadpainted blooms worked in shimmering silk thread and shaded so beautifully they appear as if they are bursting out of the linen.
In the central section are sinuous, curling tendrils of vines and leaves dotted with soft lilac flowers that contrast beautifully with the rich green surrounding them.
The other end features two gorgeous pink flowers surrounded by leaves and fruits and worked in satin stich and French knots, resulting in a glorious texture so different to the other sections and yet so harmonious.
Each of the sections are divided with ornate bands of stitching in soft beige and brown with candy-striped whipped stitches and edges worked in Palestrina knots.
Floral Symphony behind-the-scenes during photoshoot
Overall, Floral Symphony is a gorgeous project filled with a fabulous array of stitches. But we don’t just want to rave about the design and the construction, although there is plenty to love there.
This project introduces something extra special that we are offering for the first time and we know you are going to love.
Although we’ve talked a lot about how to transfer designs onto fabric of late, in the background we’ve been working on a solution. We’re now thrilled to announce that, where possible, our Ready-To-Stitch kits are going to include fabric with a pre-printed design!
Floral Symphony is the first kit to do this. Rather than opening your kit, taking out your pristine linen and having to decide how best to transfer your design, when you open Floral Symphony, the design is already printed on the linen. All you have to do is thread your needle and start to stitch!
We know how much easier this will make things for our loyal customers, so we really hope you enjoy this development. We felt that Floral Symphony was the ideal project to start out with, and you can be assured that there will be plenty more to follow.
Stitching Floral Symphony will be a pleasure, and the pre-printed design is just the start. You’ll get to enjoy working with buttery-soft silk and cotton threads in a rainbow of colours. You’ll get to experiment with a delightful array of different stitches. You’ll get the joy of constructing a gorgeous cushion following the easy-to-work instructions. And then you’ll get the endless pleasure of seeing your finished project each time you enter the bedroom or living room.
It is like embroidery heaven wrapped up in a perfect box. Who could possibly ask for more?
Make Your Own Floral Symphony
Step 1 – Purchase Project Instructions
Floral Symphony by Laurence Lieblich is a small linen cushion with pretty flowers worked with lustrous silk threads.
Inspirations Issue 115
Floral Symphony – i115 Digital
Step 2 – Purchase Ready-To-Stitch Kit
The Inspirations Ready-To-Stitch kit for Floral Symphony includes everything* you need to re-create this sweet little cushion: Fabrics, (inc. with pre-printed design), piping cord, zip, sewing threads, embroidery threads and needles.
*Please Note: To cater for flexibility of purchase, instructions are not included with our kits. For step-by-step directions on how to create this project, please refer to the magazine/digital pattern.