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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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Hand Embroidery Pattern: Flowers in a Quatrefoil


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I’d really love to see if anyone does anything with the free hand embroidery patterns that I post on here! Or if you’re like me, you just kind of “collect” them with the idea that it’s nice to have them on hand if some day you want to do something with them! That’s pretty much me, anyway, and that’s why I have so many to filter through! This one’s a quatrefoil shape with a few little scrollies around it and some flowers inside it.

You can dress this one up a number of ways. I think it would look great with gold threads – the quatrefoil could be couched in gold passing, along with the tendrils, and the flowers could be needlepainted or couched again in gold. You could always work a filling stitch in a solid color in the background and couch the flowers in gold. Or you could go with a simple approach and just use line stitches to outline the design! Lots of possibilities on this one!

For more hand embroidery patterns, please visit my Index of Hand Embroidery Patterns.

Have fun with it!

I’m heading off on vacation now… I’ll post some good stuff when I return!


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  1. Dear friends,
    Thank you for this design.If you provide this very design in color. I shall be very grateful

    Yours Truly,
    Anusuya Nair
    November 12 2010, Friday

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