Monday, June 20, 2016


and created this little heart, first using the hammering
method of laying a flower between two pieces of nature
fibers, like cotton, or silk, and then using a hammer to add the
juices of the flower and stem, to the fabric.

This was a tiny white flowered wild flower, and as you see it 
resulted in rusty and brownish tones.
I enjoyed embroidering the flowers with neutral tones cotton 
threads , and adding a seambinding to hang it !!

This weeks neutrals also includes my most beautiful 
Madame Alfred Carriere  rose.

It is growing on the wall to my former shop, and have reached the roof this year,
So filled with beautiful fragrant roses .

This flower from a tulip tree, I pass when walking my afternoon tour,
was so pretty even it already started to decay !! 

This ,I know, is the last Simply Neutrals over at Wen`s , for the coming 
month, as our dear friend are to have summer holly day 
so I will thank her for now, for all the wonderful and lovely
parties we had so far .
Thank`s dear Wen.

I myself and my husband, have just sold our house and beautiful
beach area, and the coming month will be filled with
packing and moving to a new destination .
Please know that I might not be so much on blogs, and fb,
dear friends, but I will check on you and  be back again.

Love and hugs, Dorthe 


Rein said...

Lovely heart and beautiful pictures!

Caterina Giglio said...

Congratulations on the sale of your house, it must be bittersweet for you, I do know the feeling and hope it is a smooth and good transition for you and your husband. your heart is simply beautiful. Take your time moving house and settling and in and we will be here waiting patiently for your return! xoxoxox

Roosterhead Designs said...

Hello dear Dorthe! Oh my your heart is so fabulous! I have not heard of the hammering method; but I am always learning every time I visit your beautiful blog! : )
I love your sweet stitching work here; and the seam binding is a perfect touch. Dorthe, the roses/flowers are so beautiful! And yes, even in it's last stages the tulip tree is lovely~
wow! You are moving!? I hope you will still be close to your beautiful water and familiar land? I wish you the very best dear friend; and will watch for you when you are more settled. Best wishes to you!! in your new home Dorthe~ hugs, Karen O

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dorthe,

Such a wonderful idea with your sweet heart and hammering the flowers to bring out the sap, lovely.
Also how pretty the pink rose is, and so delicate and sweet.
I was so happy to hear that your house has sold and wishing you well with packing and moving to your new place.
Have a happy week

Inkypinkycraft said...

your heart is gorgeous xx

Bente said...

Det var et nydelig hjerte, Dorthe. Rosen var virkelig vakker. Alle rosene mine står fremdeles i knopp. Det har nok vært for kaldt. Håper vi snart får sol og ikke minst varme.

AppleApricot Wen said...

Dear sweet friend, your embroidered heart is so gorgeous, I love it!! Love that it has this rusty brown from the flowers. What I noticed about the hapa zome heart I created is that the colours of the flower dye kind of disappear after some months. They really fade away after a while. I hope you have better luck! What I did is add some water colour paint where the flowers faded. Gorgeous roses you have! And that tulip tree flower is so beautiful too. Good luck with packing and moving dear! Sending you hugs xx

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

It's wonderful that you found a buyer for your home, dear Dorthe. Congratulations! I hope you found or will find a great new place with a lovely studio for you.
The heart is beautiful. I have read about the hammering method before but haven't tried it yet. It turned out great. I love the rust colored stains.
Wishing you all the best with packing and moving.
Hugs and love,

Rhonda said...

Very beautiful heart, Dorthe. I hope you are enjoying summer!!!

Createology said...

Hello Dorthe Dear and Huge Congratulations on the exciting sale and pending move in your Life Journey. You are doing what my husband and I must do in the new future. May your transition be a smooth one and all the new chapters be full of JOY. I love your embroidered heart you have created with the stamped flower dyed fabric. Treasure this time my friend and I shall be waiting for you when you are able to return. Blessings Dear...

Lace Age Girl said...

Hello Dear Dorthe,
I have been away a long time, but I am happy to be back enjoying everyone's creative loves. Best of luck with your move - it is such a time of cleaning and organising, and I'm sure you will make your new home beautiful, too.

Judys Lace Creations said...

What a pretty heart. Yoiur flowers are so beautiful as well. How emotional these next few weeks and months will be with the moving house and packing.Are you down-sizing? All the best with your move.

suziqu's thread works said...

Such a beautiful heart you have created with that hammering of the plant method. Now I really want to try this myself of course - like right now LOL! That's what inspiration does!
Your roses and just so soft and gorgeous Dorthe. Enjoy these now while you have them sweet friend. There's not too many things I miss since moving but the roses.....Oh!
The tulip tree flower is so pretty too!
Don't forget to take plenty of rests as you pack my dear friend as it is a huge task.
Sending lots of warm hugs and love,

~*~Patty S said...

Don't work too hard shifting houses dear Dorthe!
I am excited for you and this new chapter in your life.
Your embroidered heart is made extra special with the pounded flower treatment. French knots are a favorite stitch of mine and yours look really lovely on the beautiful heart you created ♥♥♥
Here's to a new place to dance and sing and enjoy everything.

Sandies' Patch said...

Lovely heart Dorthe x
Do you have to fix the hammered flower to stop it fading for example - by ironing it? Would the fabric be washable afterwards?

Thank you for sharing and good luck with the house move xxx said...

My dear for the this is a fabulous heart the detail as always is amazing beautiful work my friend hugs cheryl xxx

Vicki Boster said...

Dorthe-- I'm loving this exquisite little heart-- your embroidery accents this treasure perfectly!! The idea to use flower stains is genius!!

Jillayne said...

Congratulations on the sale of your house Dorthe - I have loved all the posts of your beautiful beach area, and the walks... I hope your move goes well and soon you are happily settled in your new home.
I love your heart! I've tried that technique many years ago, but never made anything as lovely as this.
Take care, and many hugs,


butterfly said...

Hammering flowers? It sounds dangerous but the results are really lovely - your heart is beautiful with those rusty blooming stains. And the living flowers are stunning. You will miss the beautiful area you live, but I wish you lots of luck for the move ahead. Sorry to have missed so much again lately. I've got a couple of weeks coming up soon where I hope to do some proper catching up.
Alison x