This is the final of three hand embroidery patterns that have been occupying my imagination lately.
The name lacks something. Or maybe it says too much? In any case, it’s not a very attractive name.
Dubbing things with a name is not my forté – if you want to make suggestions, feel free!
In any case, now and then, I start thinking ahead to The Next Project. Actually, I’m always thinking ahead to The Next Project. Sometimes, I’m thinking ahead to The Next Project with such ferocity that the current project stalls a bit. One of the curses of being sanguine, I suppose?
Embroidery Project Ideas
For my next project, I want to put together a small goldwork / real metal thread piece suitable for beginners – something that covers beginner techniques in goldwork, that is small enough to be manageable, but intricate enough to be interesting.
The three patterns I’ve posted recently are possibilities – they’re all in the running. I’m not sure which one to settle on, though. If you want to help me along with the decision-making process, you are more than welcome to proffer an opinion between the three recent patterns – today’s, last week’s openwork flower, and the previous week’s exuberant flower.
According to my “schedule” (and I mean that word in the broadest, loosest context!), I’m due to start this project around December.
Other Embroidery Techniques
All that said, this pattern today – Sprouting Floral (Flouting Sporal?) – is suitable for other embroidery techniques, too, from regular surface embroidery to appliqué. There are plenty of larger, open elements there that would work for appliqué.
Here’s a convenient PDF for printing. The design prints around 3.5″ high, but you can enlarge or reduce it in your printer settings or on a photocopier.
Coming Up on Needle ‘n Thread
Some fun stuff coming up on Needle ‘n Thread, including an embroidery class membership give-away for an online needlepainting class for beginners, including all the needful stuff that goes along with the class.
Next week, we’ll get back to some Stitch Fun, exploring more ways to embroider leaves. I’ll also give you a project update, and we’ll also look at an embroidery tool that baffled me for a bit and pays homage to the needleworker’s propensity for accessorizing!
Did you notice I was out of town last week and the beginning of this? There was a wedding in the family – ’twas a glorious time and a good break! If you emailed last week or early this week and didn’t receive a reply, it’s because email was not always accessible. Feel free to nudge me with a reminder. I’ll be using this weekend to catch up.
If you have any input on these embroidery pattern – a preference for one over the other – or a better name suggestion for today’s pattern – do feel free to have your say below.
Have a beautiful weekend!