Flowers can be embroidered on your clothes tastefully to enhance the look of the garment. They can be used around the neckline or on the sleeves or near the hem or the side slits. The hem of a scarf can be totally transformed with a little flowers splattered around.
Earlier I used to be confused about what to fill the designs I have drawn up or copied from some embroidery design books. Now that I know embroidery (a little more) I am more confused. There are innumerous ways of making flowers using embroidery. I have listed my favourite ways of embroidering flowers here.
- 1.Spider web rose
- 2.Blanket stitch flowers
- 3.Sun ray flowers
- 4.Lazy daisy sprays
- 5.Butterfly stitches Flower
- 6 . Satin stitched Flower
- 7. Close buttonhole stitch Flower
- 8.Lazy Daisy buds
- 9. Long tail bullion knots
- 10.French knot flowers
- 11.Bullion roses
- 12.Blanket stitch flowers
- 13. Lazy Daisy flowers
- 14. Long and short stitch flowers
- 15. Lazy daisy Tulips
- 16. Herringbone stitch flowers ( Straight or reverse)
- 17.Chain stitch filled flowers
- 18. Cross stitch flowers
- 19. Bullion rosebuds
- 20. Pinwheels
1.Spider web rose
This is a beautiful rose made by weaving thread over straight stitches made around a point. Technique is the same as shown in this post on making spider lazy daisy flower
2.Blanket stitch flowers
Simple Blanket stitches used to fill in the flower designs
3.Sun ray flowers
Straight stitches made around a point
4.Lazy daisy sprays
There are some 8 different ways to make flowers with the lazy daisy stitch. Check them out.
5.Butterfly stitches Flower
Butterfly stitch involves satin stitch which is tied in pairs of 5 stitches or so with a contrasting coloured thread
6 . Satin stitched Flower
Close Satin stitches are used to fill the flower designs
Buttonhole stitches are used inside the flowers
8.Lazy Daisy buds
Long stalk lazy daisy stitch makes a very easy and pretty flower bud, don’t you think so?
9. Long tail bullion knots
Long tail bullion knot as well as french knots can be used to make pretty as a picture flowers. Learn how to make bullion knots and french knots here
10.French knot flowers
French knots are very versatile and can make many types of flowers,one of them is the one given below. They are most commonly used to fill the center of flowers
Bullion knot stitches arranged in a slanting angle around a french knot.
12.Blanket stitch flowers
Blanket stitches are made in the form of a fan here
13. Lazy Daisy flowers
14. Long and short stitch flowers
Checkout this post to Learn to do long and short stitch which is one of the best filling stitches, most suitable for filling big designs.
15. Lazy daisy Tulips
This flower is made by making a detached chain stitch upside down and then work one straight stitches through the loop of the detached chain stitch which shows up as the v shaped petals.
16. Herringbone stitch flowers ( Straight or reverse)
You can fill the flowers with herringbone stitches on the face of the fabric. If the herringbone stitches are used on the back of the fabric it will show up as a shadow and outline stitches on the flower design ( Shadow embroidery). This is mostly done on thin cloth for the shadow of the work done to be shown.
17.Chain stitch filled flowers
Chain stitch is made with thick strands of thread inside the designs. First the outline is done and then the inside part is filled with rows of chain stitches.
18. Cross stitch flowers
19. Bullion rosebuds
Two Bullion knots are arranged together to look like a rose bud
Here Blanket stitches are made in a circle around a point. Checkout this post on more variations of the simple blanket stitch