It’s been a while, but we’ve finally got a new set of embroidery patterns in the Little Dorrit & Co. pattern shop today!
This set of three patterns was inspired by “The Black Tulip”, written in 1850 by Alexandre Dumas. The story takes place in 17th Century Holland and involves a race to find a true black tulip – with not a fleck of color on it.
Black tulips have always been my favorite – they’re just so sleek and dramatic. And because I basically grew up in Holland myself, tulips always remind me a bit of home. Of course, real black tulips are actually in shades of the deepest, darkest purples, and we’ve tried to capture that with our thread choices.
This set of three patterns features two tulips – one long and slinky, potted in Delft porcelain, the other a parrot-style full of detail – and a small Delft-inspired motif.
As usual, they all include stitch and color guides! And if you’re stitching them up, check out my tutorial on &Stitches for the type of long-and-short stitch – I use the same stitch in the detailed tulip pattern (top photo).
To celebrate the release of this new pattern set (which is the first in a small series of literary-inspired flowers, by the way!) we’re offering a discount code for 15% off in the Little Dorrit & Co. shop! The code is TULIPSEASON and will expire on July 16th, 2013. Happy shopping!
(More photos of these embroideries in my Flickr photostream.)