Pattern - Embroidered Garden Journal
- 1. Note: Work all beading with two strands of silamide using beading needle. Work all embroidery with three strands of floss using embroidery needle.
- 2. Print out full-size pattern.
- 3. Cut 3-1/4"x3-3/4" panels from linen, felt, and tissue paper using rotary cutter. Position felt panel behind linen panel; pin in place. Baste around edges with green sewing thread. Remove pins. Trace design onto tissue paper; pin in place on linen panel. Baste tissue to fabric at edges. Baste leaves, veins, and stems through tissue paper onto linen using green sewing thread. Baste radishes in same way using red sewing thread. Remove tissue paper using tweezers.
- 4. Picot stitch Red Red seed beads to edge of linen/felt using silamide.
- 5. Attach Light Green beads to leaf vein lines using silamide and bead row stitch.
- 6. Fill in leaves using stem stitch and straight stitch with three strands of 986 Forest Green-VY DK on two leaves and three strands 988 Forest Green-MD on three leaves. Use straight stitch to fill in areas near veins.
- 7. Chain stitch stems using two strands of 164 Forest Green-LT using mixture of long and short stitches.
- 8. Bead row stitch radishes working beads across rows of linen using silamide as follows: center radish Red Red with root and bottom three rows Vanilla Antique; left and right radishes Garnet with roots Vanilla Antique. Where only partial rows show between full rows, fill areas as needed with coordinating beads. (Note: Righthand radish will have a different appearance due to rows being slanted.)
- 9. Adhere stitched piece to journal by applying adhesive 1/4" from edges on back of panel. Position panel centered between journal sides. Press down with hands. Let dry. (Note: Small, heavy books can be placed along edges to hold until adhesive completely sets.)
- 1. The loosely-woven linen panel, chosen for textural contrast, may lose shape while working around edges. Medium- to heavy-weight fabric, like wool, can be substituted.