"Awesome Blossom" Embroidery

I have been super inspired by these full-hoop embroidered flowers I saw floating around pinterest. I haven’t been able to track down an artist to properly credit my inspiration, partly because the Instagram account that the pin links to is in Spanish. I attempted to make my own version, but on a much smaller scale (3-inch hoop). I probably could have used some different stitches to add some more textural interest…next time! :wink:

I decorated the edge of the hoop with my wood burning tool, inspired by @JoyfulClover’s awesome ruler-edged hoop that I had to track down in the personal swap gallery because she never posted it properly (what?!). And added a wood-burned bead to the top.

I had a little bit of trouble deciding when the flower was “finished.” The inspiration pieces went right to the edge of the hoop. In the end, with a little crafty input from @curiousfae, I decided not to risk ruining the flower and left it as is.

I struggled with a name for this piece, too. I’m not sure how I landed on “Awesome Blossom.” Maybe because it’s a bit 90s retro inspired? :smile:

Thanks for looking!

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It IS an awesome blossom!

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I’m getting flashbacks to the show Blossom lol. This is an intense amount of work in a teeny tiny space - beautiful!

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I love everything about this! And when I hear awesome blossom I think of the appetizer from Chili’s (my fave)-basically fried onion petals
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This was where my mind was :laughing:, but now I want a blooming onion @bethntim!! :yum:

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This is awesome indeed!

Woah! Look at all the cool colors and stitches! And then you used the wood burner on the hoop AND an added bead! I use 3 dots in many of my pieces! Art, embroidery. And even on painted clay stuffs. The 3 is very appealing - it’s odd and floral, yet symmetrical!

I’m haven’t used my shaped tip, yet. I need to do more with it, though.

Thank you so much for sharing!

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It’s gorgeous!

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I totally agree - 3 little dots go so well together! :smile:

Wow! So much texture and color. Nice job.

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Very pretty!

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It’s wonderful, all the stitches and colours are just your style. Love it.

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Ooh! Gorgeous! I love all the colirs aaaand I realllyy like how you decorated the hoop!

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just the lushness of this piece…so many textures and colors…

I love how you guys are creating off each others’ energy…the decorated hoops and beads are such nice additional touches…

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Awesome indeed! I love all the extra details – the wood burnt design and the beaded hanger. Really takes it to the next level!

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Congrats! Your Awesome Blossom Embroidery is one of this week’s featured projects. You are awesome!

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This is so stunningly stitched! The wood burning adds so much texture and detail. I love it.

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Awesome! Right back atcha! :wink:

Great way to practice different stitches!!

Super flower!!

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It’s absolutely gorgeous! Lovely stitches, and the end result is so cheerful and fun! Wood burning the hoop and adding the bead and cord were AMAZING final touches as well! :slight_smile:

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