Embroidered sunflower - take two: the wearable version

In the recent mini handmade book swap, I created a mini book of crafts. Included were a range of different crafts, a sample of each, and two or three lines about that craft.

One of the pages was this stumpwork sunflower, which I loved stitching…

When the book arrived, @magpie happened to mention that she wanted to take it out of the book and wear it. The comment bounced around in my brain for a couple of days, and I finally decided I needed to see if it was possible.

I little searching later, I decided that these were going to be the best option - small wooden frames. And I got stitching.

Well, the parcel arrived today, so I can share the outcome -

The diameter of the frame section is about 5cm, so with the petals is probably 7 to 8cm wide. I didn’t have any chain, so attached a ribbon, but this can easily be swapped out for a chain.

I know every crafter, whatever the medium you work in, only ever see the faults in a piece, but this is one piece I am so crazy proud of!

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Wow, wow, WOW! This is loaded with charm and sure to be a compliment magnet when worn!

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It’s gorgeous! Your work is stunning. Great job. :heart:

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It is a spectacular piece of crafty ingenuity. Just gorgeous & mine, all mine!

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Beautiful job!!! Stump work is one of those lofty crafting goals for me.

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That is crazy cool!

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Thank you all :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

THIS IS GORGEOUS!
I adore the middle with the different colored french knots, but of course the petals are just brilliant too. You should be soooo proud of this amazing job.

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I love this!!! The color combo in the middle is spot on. But what really gets me is the movement you achieved in the petals. Just fantastic. :yellow_heart:

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Your craft is :fire:! That’s why it’s one of this week’s featured projects. Thanks for sharing it with us! :tada:

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Thank you :two_hearts:

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Lovely!

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Wow! This is gorgeous!

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I just started learning to embroider and one day I will attempt stumpwork. It looks so hard but so cool. You did a beautiful job. I love it.

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You should be proud because this is phenomenal!!! So many stitches. And movement. And color!

I’m so happy you made this into existence!

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You have every reason to be proud of your work. It is gorgeous!

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