Yarn embroidery centerpiece
I love embroidery with yarns. Discovering the color shades and textures of yarns is fascinating to me. They are so diverse and beautiful! Some yarns are perfect to embroider leaves; some have the right textures to make flower petals. The only thing that I hate to do is splitting yarns into smaller strands to embroider as sometimes they are twisted together. It is not like normal embroidery floss that I can do it in a second. Luckily, recently I have a lot of vintage yarns with single or double strands, which are easy to split. So it helps me a lot when doing yarn embroidery.
When embroidering with yarn, I often design something simple to stress the beauty of yarn texture. Another reason is that they are not available with a lot of color shades like embroidery floss. So, it is difficult to embroider something requires delicate color changes.
Vintage embroidered centerpiece
This vintage embroidered centerpiece is inspired by spring flowers like dogwood flower, dandelion, acacia, blue bell, and other wildflowers. I used vintage yarns to embroidery wildflowers on a piece of linen cloth. This fabric is raw linen/cotton, which has quite a rustic look. So the final embroidered piece looks perfect as an embroidered centerpiece on a simple wooden table or as a decorate piece on furniture, especially if your house has a vintage or farmhouse style.
For finishing, I added another piece of fabric to make the lining layer as I don’t want to show the wrong side of the embroidery. I also hand sewed and crocheted the border with linen thread.
I haven’t made the digital pattern of this design yet, but plan to make it in the future.
The original embroidered pieces are available for sale at this link