Here’s a pretty pattern that can be adapted to an embroidery project, or it could be used for other craft purposes as well.
This embroidery pattern (which I’d like to play with on white silk with gold and beetle wings and perhaps some color) is a cross between … oh, I don’t know – a flower, a somewhat paisley-ish thing, and a fleur de lys? In the long run, I may do away with the scale-like scrolly things in the middle “leaves” and do something different there, and I’ll touch up the scrolly “vines” on the edges a bit – dress them up with something. When I get a chance to play with it, the shell-looking areas will be wings, as well as the tulip-shaped flower below the tip of the design. Then I’ll use chips of wings here and there as well as accents. Of course, I’ve got it all in my head – if it comes to fruition, it’ll probably change 100 times!
There are lots of possibilities with this one – the whole design could be simplified by erasing the interior filigree elements and just keeping the basic shape.
Here’s the pattern:
You can enlarge or reduce it on a copy machine, or by playing with it in a graphics program.
Hope you like it! Have fun!