What Are You Stitching?
1st April 2022
In years past, artists would take their paints and easels and head outside to re-create gardens or landscapes. Although we may not carry acrylics and brushes, needleworkers love to stitch landscape designs as well, using their needle and thread as their chosen medium. Here are a few stitched landscapes for you to enjoy.
‘Here is a photo of an original embroidery that I called Memories of Abaco. It is loosely based on a watercolour sketch that I did when my husband and I were on our sailboat in the Bahamas.’
‘I hand painted the fabric (inspired by Jo Butcher) and embroidered the flora, rocks, and trees. Many of the plants, including flowering cactus, bougainvillea, palmetto, and palm tree, were based on actual plants in my yard here in Florida.’
This is a wonderful, original embroidery, Mary. It is a perfect example of how you can take your needlework skills and use them to create a personal memory. Such a serene and relaxing view you have captured – we love it!
‘Here is a picture of Sunrise over the Sea from Trish Burr’s Whitework with Colour book, which I stitched for my middle son’s 50th birthday.’
‘He was thrilled with it and even rang me the next day to tell me he couldn’t stop looking at it.’
We can understand his excitement, Robyn. What a spectacular finish. It is truly a masterpiece that we’re sure your son will never tire of looking at.
Monika van Bonn
‘Although it is winter here in central Europe, we can look at a gorgeous summer garden with beautiful flowers in it whenever we want to – thanks to this wonderful design by Jo Butcher from Inspirations issue #101.’
‘It fascinates me that the tiny bees in this design are made out of two French knots! The impression is so perfect, I think I can really hear them buzzing!’
Jo’s designs do make you feel you are looking out on a summer garden, don’t they Monika? It’s wonderful that you can enjoy the memory of summer thanks to your beautiful embroidery. Well done!
Do you love stitching landscapes? Are you inspired by the view when you look out of your window or are out walking? Or do you prefer to stitch other designs and keep the view as a visual pleasure only?
Whatever it is you like to stitch, we’d like to see it. Send us a picture of your work with a bit of information about the project and your stitching journey to email@example.com