An embroidery finish! I started this hoop in July last year. It's sat ignored for long periods, but a final push in October and it was done!
The pattern is Flora Fields by Threadfolk - If you haven't come across her Instagram account @threadfolk, I can thoroughly recommend it - there are definitely some other patterns in her collection I intend to embroider!
It's been a while since I did any embroidery and I really enjoyed getting back to it. It's stitched entirely in DMC 6-stranded embroidery thread, and I used two strands for most if it, with a just a few of the details on the house and the people in one strand. I changed the colours from the original to make it more summer-garden-like, but it was a bit of a gamble knowing how it would turn out!
And some hoop guts for you as well - I'm always intrigued by the back of people's work! Yes - I did drag my thread fairly long distances across the back - that was really the nature of the design - If I'd stopped and started every time, the back would have been very bumpy, and I would have never finished it! I can get away with it because I always use an iron-on interfacing on the back of my embroidery which prevents both puckering and those threads being visible on the front. The interfacing I use is SF101 - it's lightweight and woven, so forgiving and works with the fabric.
This is a Finish Along finish. You can find my original list here