pattern: lily of the valley
Vintage embroidery patterns will always have a charm that just can't be compared with new patterns. I love the work of Sublime Stitching, Follow the White Bunny and many others, but vintage has something special, don't you think? It was that unique look that inspired the pattern I'm sharing today.
It was important to me that the pattern capture the feeling of old with the look of new Wild Olive. And like so many of the patterns I draw, this one has someone I love right there in the stitches. If my grandma (Nanny) were still with us, this embroidery would go to her because lily of the valley was a favorite.
Mine is stitched using the greens and ecru from the Fresh Blooms palette I picked. The face, french knot buds, and the little stems connecting the flowers to the main stems are 3 strands, and everything else is six, with back stitch being my main stitch. I thought the chunky back stitch was a nice modern touch.
This design would be lovely on a tea towel or apron, and my finished embroidery is for a mug rug, which I'll share in a couple days!