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Fairy Gardens

by Cathy Grafton on 05/13/15

So a friend at our Pontiac art center challenged me to do a long, narrow piece of silk ribbon embroidery.  I came up with the idea for a "fairy garden" complete with a fairy house and butterfly.  The chimney has sparkly magic smoke and is surrounded by a garden.  I loved doing it and think it will become a series of fairy gardens, as the first one sold before it was finished.  What fun to decide on the colors and types of flowers to use.  The fairy house uses the Bayeux stitch which I also use for bee skeps, it is a laid couched stitch heavily used on my favorite embroidery - the Bayeux Tapestry.  I'll add a picture on my website.  

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