This pretty basket of flowers is
adapted from a design in an old French magazine that I have owned for a number
of years. It is from the 'Journal des Demoiselles' (magazine for young ladies).
I would estimate that the magazine is about 100 years old.
This panel has been designed to
fit neatly into the sleeve of a Clippy Cover Girl Bag, but of course it could be
used in a variety of decorative projects.
particular design is worked on a 10 Count plastic
canvas, in tent stitch.
This stitch is explained in the downloaded materials.
panel measures 22cm (8.6 inches) by 29.5cm (11.7inches).
single colour designs on 10 count plastic canvas are extremely easy and quick to
work and so are very suitable for complete beginners. There is no background to
be stitched, just the central motif, and so a design like this can be completed
in a few evenings.
the design is finished a coloured sheet of card, material or foam sheet is placed
behind the canvas to provide the contrasting colour. You can change these sheets
from time to time to suit your mood or to match your outfit. It is also fun to
decorate the finished needlework further by stitching pieces of old lace,
buttons, or other accessories to the canvas, to make your own original work of
The items in the
picture include an old Durham hand-stitched quilt, a beautiful Bedfordshire lace
collar and a favourite Victorian jug of mine.
The download below
contains a chart to follow and full instructions for making this item. The Clippy
bag and plastic canvas are
not included in the download, but can be purchased from our shop.
NPC25: Floral Basket Panel Chart Download