Here’s a free embroidery design for you… You could use it as a very pretty edge on curtains, on a tea cloth, or on a full table cloth. It would look pretty done in white on white, or in a single color on white or cream (deep red or gold on cream would look great!). The Fleur de Lys design is a classic. This would stitch up pretty quickly.
If you’re going to extend the pattern, trace it and overlap the previous design. If you set up your tracing paper with lines, or if you use vellum graph paper, you will get a nice, square image.
For stitching, you could simply employ any basic line stitch. Think of the satisfaction you’ll have as you move quickly through this pretty design!
For threads, you could use cottons, although I think this would be really gorgeous done in a thicker silk twist, like Trebizond silk – but remember to use short lengths of thread. But if you’re expecting to wash the finished product often, you should probably stick with a cotton thread.
Other ideas: Satin stitch the petal shapes. Or make a silk scarf and use this as a design for the ends, couching down gold thread for the design.
If you have any creative ideas about how this design can be used, feel free to share them!
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