Unsure whether it was Victorian change rooms on a local beach or her Dutch heritage that inspired this design, Monique used red, blue and white of the Dutch flag to colour the original mandala, and added orange – the Dutch national colour. With loads of texture in the embroidery interpretation darker tones of blue and red were offset by lighter shades of green and orange, with touches of lilac and yellow in the form of flowers suggestive of little house gardens.
350 x 350 mm Winter White Cotton Linen blend base fabric with cotton voile backing overlocked around the edges.
Line drawing screen-printed in Light Blue ink. The ink is indelible.
Threads used are DMC Stranded 498, DMC Variations 4045, 4126, 4210, 4240 x 2, Au Ver a Soie Silk de Paris 1316, 2123, 3314, 4623, 4633 and F15
Threads not included in kit and need to be sourced. Hazel Blomkamp Fine Needlecraft does stock entire DMC range.
Bead & Crystal Pack
MIYUKI SEED BEADS
10 Bead Embroidery
These Packs do not include instructions, which are to be found in Hazel and Di’s book, Freestyle Embroidered Mandalas at https://www.hazelblomkamp.com/product/freestyle-embroided-mandalas/