10th Jul 2013
Enjoy the exquisite bloom of a water lily all year round by stitching this serene design. The chart is to be found in the latest Cross Stitch Collection, issue 225.
The beauty of water lilies has led to their widespread use as ornamental plants. The French artist Claude Monet depicted the flower in many of his paintings but I chose to show a single flower and naturally thought that a gorgeous dragonfly would be perfect to complete the design.
I have chosen Krienik's metallic threads to replicate the insect's iridescent quality. These threads are lovely to stitch with and the combination of pale yellow and gold on the wings look beautiful. The small pearl beads add an extra touch to this pretty picture which I hope many of you will try and stitch.
Remember the download to stitch your FREE dragonfly motif, visit http://crossstitcher.themakingspot.com/blog/free-dragonfly-download