This range of embroidery designs is looking more and more apt amid the sunshine, spring flowers and green leaf shoots.
I've gone with real spring colours on this one – light lemony yellow and new shoot green with a splash of budding bloom cerise.
Blanket stitch worked out perfectly for the edges of the wings, providing a nice strong frame for the lighter colours inside. And some Ghiordes knots add a slight 3D effect.
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