Saturday, April 11, 2009

Consider the lilies

Happy Easter, everyone!

The background of this egg--"Lily"--was stitched in basketweave with DMC cotton floss and a Smyrna cross trellis pattern using Kreinik #12 tapestry braid. The background for the cross was stitched with Fleur de Paris fine mesh velour, which has since been discontinued by the manufacturer. Outlining the cross is a gobelin stitch of Kreinik #16 braid.

The flowers and leaves were also stitched with DMC floss in a combination of long stitches and French knots.


Front Range Stitcher said...

Very beautiful stitch and color selections. Perfect for the season.

Possibilities, Etc. said...

It's a beauty!! It's amazing what one can do with just plain DMC floss and a bit of Kreinik.

Terry said...

This is delightful and just so elegant

Love to Stitch 99 said...

I love these shades of green, really looks like Spring.

Design is pretty too.

Pierrette =^..^=

Cyn said...


What a pretty design for the season!

Finally we are starting to see some green around here. :-)

Windy Meadow