The Garden Dove, A New Wool Applique Pattern

    Over the last month I've been working on this new design for a wool applique wall hanging. I'm using a soft palette of colors; the background is ecru, the bird is darker taupe making it more prominent and the flowers are shades of pink.

    The embroidery is done in simple stitches: stem, lazy daisy, colonial knots, blanket stitch and my favorite, the chain stitch. I used the stem stitch to outline many of the motifs, which is something I've never done before and I like the results.

    Look for this pattern later in the month while in the meantime I finish up the drawings and instructions.