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Bright New Year Rainbow Flower


Edit 4/30/2020: Cleaned photo. :heart:

I kitted this piece up as something quick to work on while company was over for the end of the holidays. :) (Smile)

My camera really didn't enjoy the pink fabric I used here. :lol: It's a bit pinker in person and a bit less mauve. I modified this pattern just a tad, in the way of exclusions: there's a frame and a nametag originally part of it, but I didn't stitch them.

This was another practice in variegated threads, this time with Gloriana Ada's Rainbow. I bought this thread originally as a possibility for the center of my big embroidery rainbow flower, but went with the Threadworx instead for that piece. The Gloriana comes in much larger thread skeins (?) and was much more slippery. I really enjoyed working with it all the same. For the last little bit I picked a DMC cotton that matched the fabric - this makes up the tiny spokes on the large flower and was used for all the bead attaching.

Of course I was going to use beads instead of French Knots but I didn't want to put too much thought into it, so I grabbed a Size 15 tube of pre-mixed silver lined beads and picked them up as they came out of the tube. I only set down silver and brown beads as they don't fit into the colors already used.

Color Total: 2
Bead Total: 30
Size: ~4 x 8.5 inches
Time Total: 8 Hours
14 count pink Aida
Pattern is from Fuzzy Fox Designs…
Pastel Rainbow Balloon by pinkythepink Rainbow Autumn by pinkythepink Floral Rainbow Snowflake by pinkythepink My Life is Made of Thread by pinkythepink Spring Warmth Fairy Bookmark by pinkythepink Clavat Symbol by pinkythepink
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3875x2736px 5.05 MB
Shutter Speed
1/100 second
Focal Length
10 mm
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Date Taken
Apr 30, 2020, 7:34:37 AM
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Saphire282's avatar

I'm always a sucker for really bright rainbow colors like that. It takes me back to my love of those Lisa Frank folders I'd always have in elementary school.

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Aaaaa I miss those folders! There needs to be more bright neon rainbows going on again. :stare:

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Agreed! Bring Back The Neon Rainbow!

MiaErrianIrielynn's avatar
Heart love-love-love colours are lovely!  you have a great feeling for it!Love The Sunshine 
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:love: Thanks very much!

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You are very welcome! :heart:
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aspieprincess99's avatar
What a pretty needlepoint!
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You are welcome, sir/madam/mx. I wish you a very nice day.
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This is a great use of variegated thread. I never thought of doing a whole pattern in it and I never get the full effect of the variegation.

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Getting the gradient to work correctly is really, really difficult. Out of the experimenting I did I found crossing each X as you go (as opposed to making columns or rows before finishing your X's) makes for way nicer color spread. You can take any blackwork (or redwork, or whitework, etc) pattern and work a variegated thread with it instead, you should give it a go! :)
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DIVINE, Darling!!
smartie-animations's avatar

oh my word. This looks so beautiful :oo You're really talented!

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:love: Thank you very much!!
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Oh, what a beautiful image. :iconpinklilyplz:
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Wonderful. The colours are wonderful :)
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