Nature Embroidered

by msalexwitney

About a year ago I finished what is essentially my own version of an embroidery sampler. There was very little planning that went into it, I hadn’t hand sewn in years and pretty much woke up one morning with the urge to start sewing again. So after sifting through piles of my fabric I found some canvas.

I didn’t trim it or blanket stitch the edges to stop inevitable fraying, I just picked up a pencil, made a couple scribbles and started sewing. It’s probably the least thought out bit of work I’ve ever done and the most liberating. It took me a good few months to get to a point where I was happy to say ‘finished!’, and when I finally did it got rolled up and hidden away in a cupboard.

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Yesterday I decided it was time for my work to come out of hiding.

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The lavender flowers are my favourite.

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Closely followed by the birds . . .

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It’s not a masterpiece but I think it deserves a little bit of limelight, so last night in a very makeshift way I pinned it to the wall above my bed.

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