Floral ornaments and compositions are the main motive not only in pictorial paintings: applied needlework also often touches on these particular themes, especially since it is easiest to hone your skills in them. Poppies in embroidery with a cross have conquered the hearts of most needlewomen long ago, and are performed no less often than roses, so many schemes for such paintings can be found, even such non-standard ones as in polyptych formats or performed on colored canvas.
Cross Stitch: poppies on black canvas
It is difficult to argue with the fact that a black background gives a special showiness to any pattern, and according to the basics of color, bright, warm colors — yellow, orange, red — look best on it. Therefore, it is not surprising that red petals on a black background attract attention. However, it is not easy to implement such ideas: embroidering poppies with a cross on a black canvas is difficult at least in that the weaves of threads merge into one, and it is not easy to track the correctness of the stitch design - beginning craftswomen should work very hard here and not rush. In addition, there are several nuances of this performance, which vary depending on the specific image.
In particular, the poppies on the black canvas according to the sketches of the Riolis brand are embroidered into 3 threads, while it is desirable to use more dense, woolen ones, so that the work is as spectacular as possible. If you take silk threads, not intended for embroidery, but attracting with their noble sheen, you may need to add 4 times. The shades, in which the scheme itself is made, have no relation to the real color scheme here: the correct numbers by the most well-known manufacturer - DMC- are indicated near the scheme on the plate. According to experienced craftswomen, this scheme looks best on an outline of this size, where there are 4-5 crosses per cm: depending on the manufacturer, the markings differ. The manufacturer offers to take a simple cotton K-4.
Due to the fact that on the black canvas, the dark grooves for punctures are almost imperceptible, needlewomen are advised to pre-draw the material with a white pencil in large cells of 10 * 10 crosses. Or outline the main details of future colors to navigate them.
In addition, it is recommended to work with black canvas in good light and, possibly, using a magnifying glass. Some craftswomen make a white substrate, in which holes are visible in the material - this greatly simplifies the process. But the most important thing is to necessarily stretch the black canvas before starting to embroider: there is a risk that the material will shed, and it is better to know about this before the picture is completed.
For the design of bedrooms and living rooms, large paintings are often used, and with the passage of time, images divided into several parts, separated from each other by a certain distance, have become popular. It also touched embroidered paintings, therefore more and more circuits appear in polyptych format - more folding of several fragments. In this case, they can both break a single image, and be completely independent options.
For example, a triptych "Poppies" for cross-stitch may look like a single half-open bud, or each part of the triptych contains a separate flower in different positions. Embroidering such a picture is no more difficult than the usual one, and often the main difference is only in size - almost all polyptychs are rather large. But there are also small pictures - for example, a triptych from RicoDesign - each part of it is 50 * 50 crosses, and the manufacturer suggests duplicating these sketches to get a frame from poppies. And this practice is not uncommon.
In fact, not every craftswoman is looking for special schemes for the embroidery of a triptych: any large picture can be turned into it by breaking it into 3 parts. The main difficulty in such work is the preservation of the joints, which should be perfect. If a triptych is embroidered on a common canvas, where its parts are simply separated by several free cells from each other, there will be no problems. But when working with individual cuts, it is important to keep them the same tension so that when placing finished pictures next to each other it did not happen that part of the flower on the left was already at the junction than on the right.
But the size of each part will not necessarily be the same at the place of their “meeting”: triptychs are no less popular, where the central picture is large, and the side ones are much smaller and look like in the shade, because these areas of the overall image are out of focus.
In most cases, embroidery is carried out with a classic full-counting cross, where the stitches always look in the same direction, but no one forbids resorting to other techniques. For example, in concrete schemes of triptychs "Maki", it is best to embroider petals with closed stitches - they are ideal for large, solid elements. And shading on the petals for greater effect and volume can be performed with a double cross. Glare, on the contrary, it is better to put down semi-crosses, or in this technique to perform the outer zones of the side parts of the triptych, in order to remove the focus from them.
The above schemes of embroidery poppies with a cross can be complemented at your discretion and combine techniques of work in them: for example, add stitches to the satin stitch, draw the border of the petals with beads or silk threads. In addition, you can always turn your own favorite image of poppies into a cross-stitch scheme by simply marking it up with a fine grid.