Trish Burr Embroidery

At the beginning of the year, I noticed incredibly beautiful embroidery on Instagram. It was Spider Chrysanthemum, embroidered by famous needlework expert Trish Burr.  The author announced pre-order for her Book of embroidered flowers and I bought it right away. Then I forgot about that and was very surprised when I got it. It was like a dream! That’s why I’d like to share my joy with you.

So this is The Kew Book of Embroidered Flowers written by Trish Burr and created in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This folder edition is complete with all reusable iron-on transfers you need, safely stored inside the front pocket.

The book contains several very useful sections like What is needle paonting? or Anatomy of a Flower, or Useful advice before you start, and only after them, there are the projects themselves: from simple to complex. There are eleven beautiful embroideries in the Book, reworking of botanical artworks from Kew’s Art Collection. Focusing mainly on long-and-short stitch and Trish’s delicate, considered use of silk shading, the book clearly illustrates all the stitches needed, and gives thorough advice on preparation and choosing fabrics and threads – including a handy thread conversion chart. In one word, this book is perfect if you want to star your adventure with embroidery, which I an going to do in the near future. So wish me luck!


Some days ago on Coastal Crochet blog  I saw crocheted Brendan Bluebird, who was designed and made by Eleonora and found information about community project in The Netherlands. Eleonora wrote, that she was contacted by Esmerelda who is on Instagram  and she wrote such words:

“Every bird sings its own song…
Together we will make the longest line of birds!!!!!!!

Let’s craft and unite the world! We’ll make the longest line of Birds June ‘19.

I immediately decided to take part in this project, and here’s what I got.


And here you have a process:



I found free download  Cheery Goldfinch Felt Ornament pattern on Downeast Thunder Farm What’s interesting – if you don’t have the right materials, you can purchase a kit with all supplies you need to make one Goldfinch. I have a lot of felt at home, so my Goldfinch will fly to The Netherlands on Monday.