I call this pattern, Explosion! I’m half-surprised every piece in my shop isn’t in this teal & green color combination – I can’t stop stitching with them!
I designed this pattern on a computer, to be laser cut locally for exquisite precision. I then handstitched it on white cardstock, using variegated turquoise thread, double outlined with lime green thread. I use a tiny #20 “quilting between” needle to ensure the tiny stitching holes remain nearly invisible. I’m able to use that same tiny needle to sew in the tiny #15 seed beads for additional embellishment.
Chrysanthemum Sky is layered on a green scalloped circle, centered on turquoise cardstock. A 6″ square white mat was added, then framed behind glass in a white 8″ square frame.
Display out of direct sunlight and this framed handstitching can be enjoyed for years to come!