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Lavender: Elaine’s Botanicals

I love lavender, but I am a traditionalist.  Soooo not into all these varietals in every colour of pink under the sun, … there is even a white one!

… and don’t get me started on those crazy looking things with rabbit ears.  I just don’t get it.  Why?  The traditional lavender bush, lavendula augustafolia has the best aroma, the essential oil has amazing healing and anti-microbial properties.  Why mess with nature?  

We have a hedge of these outside our house, I planted them back in 2004, I like pruning them, … hard!  Very therapeutic.

Craig has planted alternating purple and pink out the front of Victoria House, I am not convinced but since the garden is his, I am keeping quiet.

If you had ever planned to perfect your bullion stitches, then this is the embroidery project for you, the rest of the design is completed in chain and back stitch.  Elaines Botanicals design is the traditional “Munsted” Lavender.  I love it, you will too.  We suggest you try using the hand over-dyed threads from either Weeks Dye Works or The Gentle Art Shaker Threads for subtle tonal variation.  We have both.

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