Friday, August 2, 2019

It's August & that means it's time for the next stitch-a-long

I thought this month should be easier than the June/July stitch-a-long so I pulled out an embroidered box I made back when silk ribbon embroidery was a new and favorite thing to do. I didn't have a scanner so I made a copy of the drawing of the girl and used a product (sorry can't remember the name)that transfered it onto fabric. That's why she's looking opposite the 2 new versions at the bottom of the photo.

This month’s design is another drawing from Dover’s copyright free collection. I’ve included 2 versions of the drawing. The name for this month’s design came from an old song called ‘The Flower Girl’ by The Cowsills. I was going thru my collection of vintage vinyls and found it. Seemed to fit her perfectly.

I made 2 more embroideries because I wanted to show that you can use different threads to make whatever flowers you like. I love to make lazy daisy stitches so tend to use that stitch a lot. I used the crewel wool to make blue roses just because I wanted blue roses. Choose whatever you like. Same with the flowers, make whatever you like.



I have edited the copyright free drawing of the flower lady. It is from a Dover Publication book. I recommend their books for copyright free drawings and pictures. I’ve found some pictures on the net that say they are copyright free but after doing some research find they aren’t. Dover makes them safe to use at a good price.

So this means that although the original drawing is copyright free, what I’ve done with it is not. The embroidery design is my own. I have not knowingly copied anyone else's work.

©Billie Jo Heisler 2019
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No part of this pattern may be reproduced or sold without written permission of the author. You have permission to print copies for yourself.