Here’s another free hand embroidery pattern that employs simple embroidery stitches. I like this pattern – I think it has a lot of “potential” even though it’s very simple.
I was contemplating how this embroidery pattern could be used, and these are some of the things I came up with: Embroidery on paper (greeting cards), pillow cases, quilt embellishment (actually, shrunk and repeated, I think it would make a nice seam embellishment), handkerchief corners (again, shrunk and repeated), household linens (table cloth, table runner, cloth napkins), and the list could go on. Do you have any particular ideas?
My stitch suggestions would be lazy daisy for the flowers, stem stitch for the stem, and either fishbone for the leaves, or a combination of something like buttonhole for one half and seed stitch for the other. You could also do bullions for the flowers, to create a more substantial look. For dimension, I’d vary the shade of the flowers. For example, I’d do the three running down the right hand side of the bunch a darker shade, the three in the very middle of the bunch a medium shade, and the two at the top left side of the bunch a lighter shade.
Click on the design for a larger image, which you can then save to your computer and shring or enlarge.
Here’s an example of how the pattern could be shrunk and repeated. You can click on this image for a larger version, too.