Sunday, August 12, 2012

Flower stitch 3 - Part 2

I’m sorry for the delay in publishing this post.I’d to deal with a personal loss – the death of my beloved puppy, Blackie.I’ve yet to recover from the shock, waiting for the day when I will be strong enough to say – ‘This too shall pass’.
Below are a few more examples of Flower stitch 3.Please click here for the tutorial.

This is another variation of twisted chain flower.Here, the loops were made at the tip of each petal.

This one is done with smooth purl, using 2 strands of silk thread.A reader asked me where she could purchase purl(zardosi thread) in Bangalore.I hope that someone who lives there can help her.If you want to buy it online, try ebay.

Here is another example – ribbed wheel method.Since 2 different threads were used, it’s easier if you work all the straight stitches first and then embroider the buttonhole wheel by inserting the thread under the straight stitches.If you use a single thread, work it continuously, like in the tutorial.After finishing this part, proceed to work the ribbed wheel on the straight stitches.

This stitch can also be used to fix sequins.8 sequins were needed here but don’t reduce the number of spokes on the buttonhole wheel and work the wheel and sequins continuously.

These sequins are quite wide, so I needed only 6 and I’d made an 18-spoke buttonhole wheel.Use your imagination – it’s really simple.


  1. I'm so sorry about Blackie Ina.My prayers are on the way.Love all your flower stitch attempts,especially the one with ribbed wheel.Thanks for sharing.

  2. Ina, I am so sorry to read of the loss of your Blackie. Our furry friends are members of our families and we miss them so much when they are called away. They leave such a large hole in our lives. We lost our Cody this past winter, after 12 wonderful years, so I understand a little how you're feeling. Sending you a big hug.

    1. The death of a pet is as heart-breaking as losing your loved ones.Only those who own a pet/pets will understand this.Your comment really made my day.Thanks.

  3. kudos!very nice examples of flower stitch..i love your experiments..this is really a must try one..thanks for sharing..expecting more from you..

  4. Wonderful sorry to hear about your puppy. I hope you feel better soon!

  5. Its beautiful and attractive flower stitch. I really like this all flower design and colour combination. This type of work look unique.


  7. Ina,You are so talented..I love all you work and just can't wait to try them..Love