Clear instructions, coloured life size pictures of the foundation stages of this design make it ideal for a beginner. A multi coloured thread quickly makes a dazzling outer border, with many many French knots creating the triangle garden beds. The central red azalea is the focal point of this design.
Stitch Glossary: seven canvas stitches are detailed
About this design: Tudor gardens with their formal layout was the inspiration for this classical and very popular design.
I have worked this design many times as a gift for family or friends. For my god-daughter Alexandra, I exchanged the green lawn and paths for 2 shades of blue and replaced the red flowers with pink ones. Tiziana’s request of colours was a dominance of pink and jade, so jade ‘box hedges’ surround the pink flower beds.
How can I use this design: This series of small creative canvas pieces can be made into a pocket purse ie a small bag with a long ‘handle’ that is worn as a shoulder bag, framed, made into the centre piece of a ‘green bag’, a small box cushion, the centre piece of a cushion, glued onto the cover of a blank book /folder or glued onto the front of a small concertina office storage system.