I realized I haven’t posted a free hand embroidery pattern in a long time, so I thought I’d share this little embroidery pattern with you!
This is a simple embroidery pattern that I think would look great on household linens: towels, table runner, cloth napkins, etc.
It would be quick to work – so it would be great for making a gift! What about a linen basket-liner (for a bread basket or something?), with this stitched in the corners?
As far as fabric goes – well, anything’s fair game. If I had more natural-colored linen, I’d like to make a basket liner with this, and stitch it in white coton a broder, in stem stitch for all the lines, and the dots, leaves, and little tulip shapes on the sides would be worked in satin stitch. I think it’d be pretty – just a simple motif, but enough to mark it as hand-made and elegant.
Come to think of it, this would also make a fun exercise in gold couching.
So here’s the pattern. Click on it for a larger version!
Personally, I’d keep it somewhat small – three inches square, maybe? You can resize it on your computer or on a copy machine.
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Have fun with it! And if you stitch something with it, do let me know. I love sharing readers’ adventures in needlework!
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