While sorting through my hand embroidery patterns, I came across one that was a little more complex than this one below. But in looking at it, I saw how it could be taken apart for a simpler design.
This embroidery design below struck me as a rather good one for a bookmark worked on linen. It must just be the shape!
Once you save the design, you can rotate it for a horizontal row. Repeats can easily be added by tracing, to get a longer motif. Don’t limit yourself to merely bookmarks – this would look great on the edge of pillow cases or on a hand towel!
For more free hand embroidery patterns, please visit my index of hand embroidery patterns.