Nasturtium roundel – finished

The final step, with the embroidery finished, is to cut it out and apply it to a background.

As usual now, I painted the back with dilute PVA glue, and after leaving it overnight to dry thoroughly, cut it out – very carefully.

I’m using an ivory velvet for the background; here’s the embroidery cut out and positioned on the background fabric, ready to be stitched down:

Cut out embroidery ready to be stitched to a background fabric

Cut out embroidery ready to be stitched to a background fabric

And then appliquéd, using one strand of the various colours of stranded cotton used in the embroidery itself:

Embroidery stitched to the background

Embroidery stitched to the background

I then cut out a square of mount board and stretched the fabric round this:

The final stretched and mounted embroidery

The final stretched and mounted embroidery

And finally, a close-up of the finished piece:

Completed needle-painted flower embroidery

Completed needle-painted flower embroidery

I’m pleased with how it’s turned out – I hope you are too!

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