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Dianthus: Elaine’s Botanicals

Embroidered pink dianthus using long and short satin stitch, french knots and holbein stitchAha, we are back at Dianthus, I already shared with you that these grew outside my window in a small rockery garden when I was a little girl.  The sun shining on them in the summer mornings brought a delicate scent through the window.  These sweet little flowers are closely related to the carnation but are smaller with a more subtle scent.  Elaine has brought these little flowers to life with double running stitch (or holbein, for the blackworkers amongst you), french knots and long and short satin stitch … so not my favourite embroidery stitch, but worth the effort for this lovely design.

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