When I sat down with our artist and designed the floral cutwork collection I wanted to create unique designs with 8 different flowers. To me it was important to have cutwork in the design but not too much, if there were too many cut pieces the flowers wouldn’t look as authentic. We designed 8 different beautiful flowers. When the flowers were finished I felt the collection needed something more so we then designed a different set of brackets for each flower. The brackets really add to the flower making the finished design a larger, more elegant design. Each flower and bracket comes in two different sizes; I’ve also included the mirrored versions of the brackets so you don’t have to do any design editing. To finish off the collection I added a small corner design that goes with each individual flower as well, the corner designs would look great on a napkin. As for the projects for this collection we used the flowers in two different ways. The first way was on a tea towel. The tea towel is the perfect compliment for any vintage design. You can purchase pre-made tea towels or create one from scratch. The instructions on how to create one are included in a tutorial located on the CD-Rom in the tutorials folder. The second project is a pillow, we created the pillow so that a complimentary color will show through the cutwork, and the end result is stunning. How do you embroider the flowers and brackets together? For those of you that have a new machine with a large hoop you can use your software to merge all three designs together and send them to your machine. If you have a machine that cannot embroider the larger size you can use templates to line all of your designs. There is a tutorial included in the “tutorials” folder on the CD-Rom called “The Template Tutorial”. This tutorial will show you how to combine and embroider designs together. Also, if you have never created cutwork this is the perfect collection to try out this technique. A tutorial is included on the following pages.