SFancy Woodland Iris 5 x 7

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This listing is a computer file for embroidery machines, not an embroidered item.

This iris is part of my Woodland Flowers collection. I used it on the pocket of a gardening apron, along with the Woodland Lady Slipper and the Woodland Jack-in-the-Pulpit. I can see it on a tote bag or e-reader/notebook cover.

It is sized for a 5 x 7 hoop. The fill is a tight motif stitch. It sews in about 21 minutes on my single-needle machine.

Stitch count and actual dimensions are shown on the color chart photograph. The pink iris is sewn on lightweight muslin, and the purple is sewn on heavy canvas. The picture of the three flowers is one of the aprons I made using these designs.

The zip file contains the design in the following formats: DST, EMD, EXP, HUS, JEF, M1, PES, PHB, VIP, and XXX. Other formats available on request. The zip file also includes the color chart photograph.

Speaking of the color chart photograph, note that neither the pink iris nor the lavender iris is sewn like the color chart says to do it. You will need three values of whatever color you choose, a light, a medium, and a dark. Make sure there is enough contrast between the three values you choose; if they are too close, you'll lose the detail. The color chart shows putting the medium value in the center of the iris. I used a dark value on both test-sews. The color chart calls for the dark value on the undersides of the petals, the outlines, and the veins. I used the dark value for those items on the lavender iris, but I used the medium value on the pink iris.

After test-sewing, I edited the leaf to remove it from behind the petal so that the green won't show through.

Also, note that there is a tiny gap in the interior of the iris, between the darker petals and the light ones. This is intentional; don't nag me about it. ;)

When I have time, I intend to do these flowers for a 4 x 4 hoop. If you need one before I get to it, drop me a note, and I'll get right on it.