The weather’s turning – leaves are starting to change and the winds are picking up here at my studio.
This is time of year that it’s all about leaf motifs for me …Leaf me to my stitching, leaf me at the fabric store and I’ll meet up with you later, leaf me a piece of spice cake…
The machine embroidered leaves worked in rich, autumn colors are absolutely stunning as they swirl around the central figure.
Try using DMC’s Machine Embroidery and Quilting Thread in this type of project – the range of colors is incredible (135 colors) so you’ll be able to choose just the right shades for your design.
Making embroidered greeting cards like these is a great way to use up your fall-colored scraps of paper and fabric.
More leaf-inspired stitched greeting card ideas can be found on the Stitch with the Embroiderers’ Guild site, where you’ll find a tutorial for stitching cards from real leaves and blossoms!
I have no doubt some of you will be raiding your garden after seeing this project.
After attaching the leaves and flowers, and covering them with organza, the layers are secured by hand using the running stitch in floss or pearl cotton.
Susa Glenn Designs has a nice tutorial on how to add machine embroidery to a quilting project, including tips for success when embroidering quilt-weight fabrics.
I love Susa’s tips for choosing appropriate machine embroidery designs and how to use paper templates.
And check out this unique leaf necklace from Folksy.com. featuring 5 embroidery-accented leaves strung on cord with beads.
I have an outfit that’s screaming for an accessory like this one!
I just love these leafy, breezy Autumn ideas!