I finished my embroidered strawberry wreath! Since this was basically my first embroidery project, it definitely had its ups and downs. All in all, it was so much fun! However, I struggled in some parts, and I’m somewhat unhappy with the way some of my stitches look. I’m sure I’ll get better in the future, though!
Strawberry Wreath in Process
I posted about beginning this embroidery project here:
Then I gave an update on the work in progress here:
I have to admit that I thought I’d finish this project a lot quicker! But I had to discover that it takes an extraordinary amount of time to embroider a single strawberry … especially if you’re learning the techniques as you’re going. I did take several breaks, however, when I noticed I was growing frustrated. It’s important to know when to step back from a project, and when to go back to it.
The Finished Strawberry Wreath
Positive things first: I really love how the colours look combined together! I wasn’t sure if the the pink fruits with red seeds would turn out well, but they really look like unripe strawberries! I also adore the glossy effect the combination of beige and green threads produced in the leaves. It makes them look very three-dimensional, almost like real leaves!
Sadly, I struggled a lot while I embroidered the flowers. I just couldn’t get the French knot right, even though I watched tutorials. Either they ended up being in wildly different sizes, or the thread didn’t even make a knot. To be honest, I hate the way it looks! The sparkly thread makes it even more noticeable, too. It would’ve been a pain in the ass to re-do, though, and I just didn’t have it in me. In the end, I chalked it up to beginner’s mistakes and moved on.
It’s still super cute though, right?
Pattern: Strawberry Wreath Kit by Rico Design