I have a few clusters of iris in by backyard,
and they've been putting on quite a show in my garden this week,
and as always, I'm fascinated by their delicate beauty, precise markings, and deep rich colors:
And then I remembered a piece I stitched two years ago,
called "FLEUR-DE-LIS" for a springtime cyber class:
Oooh, la, la! This royal French flower was such a pleasure to stitch!
Lots of interesting (but not difficult) composite stitch patterns,
and a central iris motif that is surprisingly easy to create.
So, alors.... I thought it would be fun to offer FLEUR-DE-LIS again as a cyber class.
Stitchers get to choose between two color palettes - BLUE or PURPLE:
The BLUE palette (on the left) is built around Watercolours 289 - "Lexi's Blues" and
the PURPLE palette (on the right) is built around Watercolours 006 - "Amethyst"....
both use #5 pearl cottons, a variegated cotton for the background, and a few
fun metalllics for a little bit of bling -- how yummy is that!?!
Registration for this class runs from April 26th through June 1st, and the class will start in July 2014.
If you are interested in stitching this piece in July, please visit my website
and read all the cyber class details... merci beaucoup!
and.... HAPPY FRIDAY!