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!
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?
Thanks for looking!