This is going to be made up into a lavender sachet for a friend who needs some cheering up. The design is my own but I was inspired by the work of Lorna Bateman and Kris Richards.
The embroidery itself features some raised stitches that are worked directly onto the fabric. This style of work is much easier and quicker than stumpwork! It was completed in just a couple of days. I am now working on a needlecase book in the same style.
Summer is here at last and sitting in my little garden surrounded by flowers, trees and birds doing embroidery is my kind of heaven! I believe embroidery is enjoying a revival at the moment. I am not surprised, it is real mindfulness in action and good for the soul. Just like miniature making!