Thanks to the last article, our readers are already somewhat familiar with the technique of dimensional embroidery. So you can better imagine the whole process of creating embroidery, the land of the Soviets offers you master class for three-dimensional embroidery.

Based on the advice of the inventor art dimensional embroidery Helen Pearce, the land of the Soviets tell you how to embroider pansies. Volumetric embroidery in the form of pansies will be an excellent decoration for handicrafts, boxes for necessary trifles or handbags.

Pansies come in a variety of colors. Therefore, we will need woolen yarn of different colors  yellow, blue and violet colors. The number of coils of each color depends on the number of shades. You can combine colors in different ways. Back petals (2 pieces) are embroidered with dark purple or black threads.

For the leaves we will need 4 rolls green and 2 rolls of light green wool. In addition, you need to take pale green thin silk thread white, yellow, black and green thread floss. Also useful is a thin green wire, the main fabric and medium-density fabric for the flower elements.

Let's start with the petals. We translate the pattern of the petal (1) on the fabric and insert it into the embroidery frame. We sew the contour of the flower with stitches and fill the petal inside the contour with a smooth surface. We embroider one row with one color, the second with another, and so on. At the base of the three front petals, by a black thread of a mulina, we lay out the dashed strokes filling the 3/4 petals.

Remove fabric from Hoop and carefully cut out the petal as close to the stitches. Making 5 petals, inserted into the Hoop the fabric and attached to her petals  seam "for a needle." First 2 rear, with their bases laid on each other, then 2 front (opposite each other) and the remaining petal. We put it on the front side of the other petals, grab a pair of stitches in the center and bend it. The location of the petals is shown in Fig. 2. The center of the flower is filled with white, yellow and green knots.

For buds make two petals. The pattern sepals (3) the transfer on the fabric and put it in the Hoop. Sheathed with a dark green thread outline buttonhole stitches, and the inside contour filled sepal surface. When the calyx is almost ready, turn it upside down and sheathed upper section of the looped stitches — they should be placed in the direction of the surface. Carefully cut out the calyx.

You can now the Assembly of the buds. Cut off a piece of wire and one of its ends bend a loop. We fix a loop from the underside of the petal, which we did for the bud. Fold the petal in the following way: the wrong side peeps out, the edges overlap, the wire is closed. We seize the petal together with the wire with small stitches at the base. We turn the sepal around the base of the bud and sew it with a few stitches of light green wool thread, grabbing the bud.

The two dark green threads wrap the wire at the base of the sepals by about 8 cm. The end of the wire is bent, thus securing the thread. The remaining thread we will attach the buds to the main fabric.

To do leaves. translate the pattern of the sheet (4) onto the fabric and insert it into the embroidery frame. With a light green thread, we trim the contour with stitching stitches, and fill the area inside the contour with the stitch (the direction of the stitches is from the edges to the central veinlet). Pale green silk thread embroider veins. For the central vein, we use a stalk seam, for the side veins - the smooth surface. Carefully cut out the leaves.

When all the elements are ready, go the Assembly of flowers. To each flower, attach the leaves. They can be placed on one side or on the opposite half to hide under the flowers. To attach each flower, laid on the remaining stitches on the flowers of the fabric. The flowers have a number to the leaves of some violets covered the flowers. The buds on wire stems located under the flowers, securing them with stitches "needle" on the underlying tissue.

Volume embroidery "Violet" is ready!

In the preparation of this article were used the materials of the book H. Pearce "three-dimensional embroidery"