Annabel shares her skill of creating beautifully drawn shapes and designs from the natural world. The designs are for you to copy and make yourself in stitched shibori. Apply this shibori helenium flower design to clothing. Or add to cushions or bags to create something that is uniquely yours, in your favourite colours. The pattern provides an outline for you to trace on to your fabric. It describes step by step how to hand sew this helenium flower design with detailed description of the order of stitching and the order of gathering up of stitches. This helps make the whole process easier for you.
The pattern also suggests methods of dyeing if you have done little or no dyeing before. The pattern provides information on all the equipment you will need to successfully complete it. The equipment required is very easy to source much can be found in any sewing basket or sewing kit. Needles, threads, a few beads and an old ball of thick wool or cotton is the basic requirement.
If you would like more help in making this pattern you may want to join Annabel’s online shibori course “Create a Collection of Flowers in Shibori Stitch Resist”. The course introduces you to the simplest stitches and gives a great grounding in shibori technique. Have a look at the details of the course.