Nashville Preview - Gillyflower

February 22, 2022

Nashville Preview - Gillyflower

Our last preview is Gillyflower:

Gillyflower - Nashville Needlework Preview 2022 - October House Fiber Arts Journal

A little serendipity was at play with this design. I worked on the pinkeep first, but I kept thinking how great the flowers would look on top of a biscornu. So I did that, and then mostly as an afterthought I put the bird on the bottom. But how cute are they flying around there with a string of blue?

Biscornus are much easier to make than they might seem, if you’ve never tried one. But if you haven’t, once the pattern releases I’ll have a little tutorial that guides you through the finishing. You'll be able to find it under the Tutorials section right here at my website.

Gillyflower - Nashville Needlework Preview 2022 - October House Fiber Arts Journal

The models are stitched on 40 ct. Linen by Weeks Dye Works with Classic Colorworks and Gentle Art Sampler Threads.

CC - Blacksmith Blue, Blue Beatrice
GAST - Geranium, Green Apple, Grape Leaf

Stitch count: Biscornu 107 x 107; Pinkeep 85 x 64
Finished sizes, as stitched on 40 ct. approx: Biscornu 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"; Pinkeep 4 1/4" x 3 1/8"

The pinkeep is trimmed with Lady Dot Creates mini pom pom trim in Vintage. The biscornu is finished with 2 “Sprinkles” buttons by Just Another Button Co. (JABC35- Champagne)

Release date: March 4, 2022




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