Digital Pattern

Crocus Sativus - i83 Digital

by Lesley Turpin-Delport

Detailed botanical study of the saffron crocus inspired by Redouté.

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The muted shades of violet and blue found in this tantalizing flower give little indication of the vibrant golden yellow spice that originates from its centre.

The saffron crocus is usually grown for the richly coloured stigmas that impart both flavour and colour but this specimen is stitched using a variety of silk, cotton and wool threads on a background of silk dupion.

Trapunto quilting, surface embroidery and needlelace stitches have been utilised to recreate Redouté’s superb botanical watercolour of this charming flower.

About this Digital Pattern File

This product is a digital PDF file for you to save and print at home and, as a digital product, it is non-refundable. It does not include any materials or kit. Included are comprehensive instructions to create the project along with detailed step-by-step illustrations/photographs, a full list of threads and materials required, pattern sheet plus any relevant hints, tips and tricks.

Printing this Digital Pattern

To print the full-size pattern sheet you may need to select "tiling" as the print method. This will print in sections over multiple pages which you then stick together to form the full-size pattern sheet.

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Additional Information

  • Product Type
  • Designer
    Lesley Turpin-Delport
  • Technique
    Surface Embroidery
  • Project Type
    Framed Embroidery
  • Publication
  • Issue Number
  • Pattern Pages
  • File Size
  • Finished Project Measures
    25cm x 16.5cm wide (10" x 6 1/2")

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