This is an elaborate hand embroidery pattern, but I think it’s pretty. It’s meant for ecclesiastical embroidery, but you can always adjust the passion flower (taking out the cross-shaped stamen that’s often seen in church patterns) and use the design for whatever you wish.
This is what I’ve been doing lately: cleaning up Lots and Lots of embroidery patterns. You can consider this a little preview of what’s coming in a church pattern e-book (available by the end of the month!) – though the patterns aren’t all quite this elaborate!
See what I mean about the passion flower stamen? If you remove the cross and substitute normal flower stamens, this design makes a very pretty secular (as in, non-religious) design, too.
That’s the thing about many ecclesiastical patterns: many are suitable for secular embroidery. Looking for grapes to border a table cloth? Check out church embroidery patterns! What about wheat for the edge of a bread cloth? Same thing – you’ll find plenty of wheat growing among church embroidery designs. Wanting a pretty fleur de lis border, or a rose edge or corner? How about some lilies? These are all elements you’ll find used in church embroidery.
Here’s the PDF, if you want it!
After class this morning, I’m going on a looooong journey. I’m driving a whole 60 miles down the road! When I come home, I will have with me some Stuff for an upcoming experiment, of which I will keep you apprised! If it works, I’ll have my Christmas presents made, and you’ll have some ideas for yours! If it doesn’t work, we can all at least revel in the mess I’m going to make!
Enjoy your day!