Lesley Teare Cross Stitch Design

Colourful Spring posy

5th Feb 2014

I am inviting you into Spring with this bright and beautiful posy. After the winter months, especially with such bad weather many of us have had to cope with, this is a picture that captures the excitement we feel when spring has sprung!!

This design is in the latest edition of Cross Stitch Collection, issue 233. With such a choice of beautiful flowers at this time of the year, it is always difficult to decide which blooms to choose; in the end tulips, blue hyacinths, jonquils and a solitary daffodil made it to the design.

I thought a posy would be a different way to display the blooms and they are shown to perfection in the final stitched piece which has been made into a very pretty cushion. Although the flowers have fairly simple shapes, the backstitches are in various colours to give a very natural look to the design. My thanks goes to the stitcher, May Postlethwaite, for her beautiful stitching of the design.

... and, this sachet would be a lovely present for Mother's Day.

Posted by Lesley Teare in category Blog on Wednesday, 5th February 2014

Posy cross stitch
Sachet cross stitch
Detail from posy cross stitch