A sun-kissed meadow. A woodland walk in dappled shade. A tranquil garden filled with flowers. Venture where meadows & gardens grow as embroidery artist Jo Butcher reveals the magic of her picture-perfect stitching. Re-create the wonder and beauty of twelve picturesque scenes, as you join Jo on her journey to capture the realism of nature using her trademark layering technique, combining a simple watercolour wash, a handful of embroidery stitches and a palette of the prettiest colours. So beautiful. Sew Jo Butcher.
The water greets the sky surrounded by cow parsley, daisies and a scattering of tiny flowers.
Elegant spires, in shades of dusky pink and soft green, stretch towards the sky.
Bluebells Under the Birches
A carpet of pure, blue flowers spreads beneath a canopy of birch leaves.
Topiary in the Border
Perfect topiary spheres rise above a colourful sea of iris, geum, verbena and echinacea flowers.
Amongst the Daisies
A field of fresh, white daisies, some crowned with a golden eye, spread beneath the sun.
Rich, velvety petals of the purple iris rise above a sea of sword-like leaves.
Swathes of flowers, large and small, meld together in perfect harmony.
Alliums and Topiary
Globes of purple allium flowers echo the neatly clipped sphere of a topiary ball.
Graceful trunks of ghostly white rise through a woodland garden of ferns and cow parsley.
In every shade of pink, proud foxgloves stand sentinel over their garden companions.
The delicate lace of white cow parsley flowers decorates a field of wheat.
Poppies and Cornflowers
Papery, pink skirts of poppy flowers twirl amongst the cornflowers.