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I learned to embroider when I was a kid, when everyone was really into cross stitch (remember the '80s?). Eventually, I migrated to surface embroidery, teaching myself with whatever I could get my hands on...read more

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Maple Leaf Embroidery Pattern


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Fall’s on its way – time to embroider up some maple leaves! You can use this one on anything. It would look particularly nice in autumn colors, in any kind of line stitch (even a simple running stitch), on a bread cloth (i.e. a cotton or linen cloth used to line a bread basket and wrap over warm bread). Do you have an autumn wedding coming up? A bread cloth with a maple leaf on each corner, combined with a nice basket and a bread cookbook would make a great shower or wedding gift!

Here’s the pattern:

For a larger image, click on the leaf. Right click and save it to your desktop. You can resize it (up or down) on your computer or on a photocopier. If you don’t want the veins in the leaf, skip ’em!

Any ideas for this particular pattern? Feel free to share them. Have fun!



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  1. hi mary,
    beautiful blog!! i can just feel like you are in fact talking to us in person. I m from India, and tell you, you have a lot of fans here 🙂
    I m not exactly a beginner. have done some simple work in the past but restarting after a long break now so, i know most of the basic stitches.
    my Question is:
    1. Given my situation, where do i start?Your blog has so much of information that i sometimes feel a little intimidated, so would be great if you tell me how i go abt it?
    Thanks in advance.

  2. Hi, Kanchana –

    Thanks for your comment!

    For easier navigation, the "Editor's Floss" menu in the upper right hand corner has all the main indexes under it. You could choose, for example, to browse through the "Topic Index" – if you see a topic you like, just click on the link in the list, and you'll find all the articles that have been tagged as part of that topic.

    The "Tips and tricks" section has lots of longer articles and tutorials listed, too, which can be helpful.

    Hope that helps! Thanks for visiting!

    Best regards,

  3. I stumbled upon the maple leaf pattern while browsing for maple leaf or chinar leaf( as called in Kashmir, India) to work the Kashmiri Embroidery , where chain stitch is exclusively used to fill the whole pattern.

    So, I am going to give this a try .

    thanks ……

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