With the return of Rhapsody of Reds and Symphony of Blues, so comes the return of my Cartouche embroidered pillow! What’s great about this design, is its striking appearance as well as it’s versatility. I took some of the main circular motifs from the Rhapsody & Cartouche prints and had fun with the placement of my design, by deliberately having the motifs cut off.
I love the composition of the motifs as I orginally designed it, however I also love the other options available. I included the 3 motifs whole in the pattern so that one can customize and change up the layout of the design as you choose to, or so one could make up multiple pillows. Here are some alternate examples.
Creating an all red color-way or an all blue color-way is quite lovely. A combination of both the red and blue would also be quite beautiful! The possibilities are endless!
Since the embroidery design is rather intricate and condensed I wanted to keep the stitching very basic, so the pattern only consists of the Back Stitch, Satin Stitch and French Knots. This will be great for a beginner as well as a very experienced person. Enjoy!!