It's ages since I have done any hand embroidery, but with my little stint at (proper, money-earning) work finished yesterday, I finally got round to making a commission I was asked to do just before Christmas.
(Don't worry - it wasn't for a present!)
A mini-matchbox cosy was required, and as I never make things in ones, there's now a little row in my sewing room...
Actually, this is a previously made one, made before my latest innovation in felt cottages - the chimney!
I think this was one of the first ones I made after I learnt to do French Knots properly - hence quite a few roses round the door and delphiniums to boot!
This is the one I need to get in the post today.
I used some variegated thread which gives a subtle difference in colour to the roses.
Happy though I am to be able to do proper French Knots (this here is how I learnt), I still love bullion knots too, perfect for wisteria...
Using strands of different coloured thread for some of the knots makes it more lively...
Wisteria or roses...which would you have blooming fragrantly round your front door?