Florentine embroidery design "diamonds"
This design is more difficult
to make then for instance "zigzag" or "cathedral",
but made in black, white and three shades of gray it gives a beautiful
Start with the darkest
color and embroider the contour of one diamond. You can start somewhere
in the middle of the fabric you want to cover. The second working-drawing
shows very clear the length of the stitches and how they stagger.
Then, go on with the contour of the diamond next to the one you have
just finished. The first stitch is also the last stitch you have made.
Go on make a row of the outermost side of a row of diamonds. Next you
can finish the contours of the diamonds above and below the first row.
Half of them is already made.You finish by filling in the diamonds.
Doing this you can often go from one diamond to another without cutting
Below you can find two
good working-drawings .
|working drawing 1
|working drawing 2
colors, of course, or also possible. Here: four shades of brown-red and