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Flower Frame for Small Knot Garden
March 26, 2010, 10:40 pm
Filed under: Pruned Knot Garden

I love this frame. It was a fleamarket find. And, I’ve made 3 attempts to fill it.

Which of the 3 attempts do you prefer for the frame – or should I keep trying?

Looking forward to your input – in the form of a comment as I can’t figure out how to post a poll.

First, I attempted this abstract design trying to match the colors using diamond eyelet & tied windmill:

Then, I was practicing with various stitches & thought this garden would be better but it ended looking a little overgrown to me:

So, I redid the piece to tone down or pruned the variety stitches from that of the previous piece:

6 Comments so far
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I like the first abstract design. The yellows go with the frame very nicely.

Comment by Teresa S

Thanks, for the input – I’m trying to figure out how to post a poll!!

Comment by melitastitches4fun

I, too, vote for the abstract.

Comment by Pat Hood

From someone just wandering through, I think the frame is a delight and so is the needlepoint. However, in my opinion, two such flamboyant pieces shouldn’t be framed together. I’d try a single orange tulip in the frame and a dark frame around the crowded garden. But that is just me wandering by.

Comment by Margaret Condy

I feel the first one, the abstract, shows off the frame best. The other pieces require a simpler frame. They all look great.

Comment by Marion Shurtleff

I found this very constructive comment sent to me via email: The overall proportion of the designs so far are overwhelming the delicacy of the frame. Have you thought about taking just the center of an abstract design and leaving a flatter ground stitch around? It would function as a mat to bring the eye in?

Comment by melitastitches4fun

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