For beginners, you definitely need:
1. Needle (the thinner the needle the better, I use a very thin bead needle), scissors.
2. DMC threads and any fabric from cotton to silk or satin fabrics
3. Wire (thin copper wire from a telephone cable)
3. Pencil and drawing template
The difficulty lies in only one thing in the ability to embroider with satin stitch. Even the simplest skills in this technique would be very useful to you.
We take a wire and bend it in the shape of a flower petal. If
you have a different template, for example, you need to make a butterfly wing, etc.
we bend the wire in the form of a wing, etc.
2. Fix the wire on
fabrics. First, we fasten the thread (single thread) of the desired
colors, I usually choose the thread of the main color of the design. If you
you will make a chamomile petal, then we take a white thread for fastening, i.e.
the color of the thread of the main background, no matter what blotches you still have on
3. Sew our template wire to the material. fig. one.
The material can be anything from silk to cotton fabrics. The more diverse materials you have, the better.
4. Next are satin stitches, you can use the same thread as when securing the template in Fig. 2
5. Then our wire is covered with a loop seam.
As a result, we get the finished part!
6. Next, we cut out the finished parts and begin to assemble the flower, in the end we get the following
Drawing on the advice of the inventor of the 3D embroidery technique, Helen Pierce, Land of the Soviets, will tell you how to embroider pansies… Volumetric embroidery in the form of pansies will be an excellent decoration for a basket for needlework, a box for the necessary little things or a handbag.
Pansies come in a variety of colors. Therefore, to create them, we need wool yarn in different shades yellow, blue and purple colors. The number of skeins of each color depends on the number of shades. You can combine colors in different ways. The back petals (2 pieces) are embroidered with dark purple or black threads.
For the leaves we need 4 skeins of green and 2 skeins of light green wool. In addition, you need to take pale green fine silk thread and white, yellow, black and green threads floss… Thin green wire, base fabric, and medium weight fabric for flower elements are also useful.
Let's start with the petals… We transfer the petal pattern (1) to the fabric and insert it into the hoop. We sew the contour of the flower with buttonhole stitches, and fill the petal inside the contour with satin stitch. We embroider one row in one color, the second in another, etc. At the base of the three front petals with a black floss thread, we lay out fanning strokes that fill 3/4 of the petal.
Take the fabric out of the hoop and carefully cut out the petal as close to the stitches as possible. Having made 5 petals, insert the fabric into the hoop and we attach petals to it seam "by the needle". First, 2 back ones, superimposing them with their bases on top of each other, then 2 front ones (opposite each other) and the remaining petal. We put it with the front side on the rest of the petals, grab it with a couple of stitches in the center and fold it back. The arrangement of the petals is shown in Fig. 2. Fill the center of the flower with knots of white, yellow and green.
For buds make two petals. Pattern sepal (3) transfer to the fabric and insert it into the hoop. We sew the contour with looped stitches with dark green thread, and inside the contour we fill the sepal with satin stitch. When the sepal is almost ready, turn it over and sew the upper cut with buttonhole stitches - they should be located in the direction of the surface. Carefully cut out the sepal.
Now you can start assembling buds… Cut off a piece of wire and bend one end of it with a loop. We fasten the loop from the wrong side of the petal, which we made for the bud. We fold the petal as follows: the seamy side looks out, the edges overlap, the wire is closed. We grab the petal along with the wire with small stitches at the base. We wrap the sepal around the base of the bud and sew it with several stitches of light green woolen thread, grabbing the bud.
With two dark green threads we wrap the wire at the base of the sepal by about 8 cm.Bend the end of the wire, thus securing the thread. With the remaining thread, we will attach the buds to the main fabric.
To do leaves, we transfer the pattern of the leaf (4) to the fabric and insert it into the hoop. We sew the contour with buttonhole stitches with a light green thread, and fill the area inside the contour with satin stitch (the direction of the stitches is from the edges to the central vein). We embroider veins with pale green silk thread. For the central vein, we use a stalk seam, for the side veins, a smooth surface. We carefully cut out the leaves.
When all the elements are ready, we begin assembly of flowers… We attach leaves to each flower. They can be positioned on one side or on opposite sides, half hidden under the flowers. To attach each flower, we sew stitches along the fabric remaining on the flowers. We place the flowers side by side so that the leaves of some violets cover the flowers. We place the buds on wire stalks under the flowers, securing them with stitches "by the needle" on the main fabric.
Volumetric embroidery "Violets" is ready
The skill of Indian embroiderers is known all over the world. Embroidery is an ancient indigenous Indian craft, which is exclusively done by men.
This is the work of the Indian master of embroidery from Agra Shamsuddin.
The size of the picture is about 2.52 mx 1.90 m. The artist has been embroidering a "good shepherd" for 18 years, the technique is also quite unusual, see for yourself these are enlarged fragments of paintings
Another equally amazing work by Shamsuddin is "A Bouquet of Flowers" (size approximately 2.30m x 1.68m).
The bouquet is embroidered with artistic satin stitch. Each flower was first embroidered separately and then skillfully assembled into a bouquet, taking into account the color scheme of the flower and its texture. After assembly, the bouquet was embroidered as a whole, with a careful study of details.
Shamsuddin spent 1000 hours creating this magnificent work, and he did it for 11 years.
The vase is adorned with precious and semi-precious stones with a total weight of 20,000 carats.
Shamsuddin's works are examples of the highest embroidery skill, for which the embroiderer was awarded several times. Unfortunately, Shamsuddin is no longer there, but his son and disciples continue the work of the master.
Currently, the master's works are exhibited in the private gallery of the Kohinoor jewelry store in Agra.