I’m in the midst of cleaning up a bunch of ecclesiastical embroidery designs and developing several new ones. Today, I’ll share a little decorative cross with you. It’s definitely suitable for all types of hand embroidery, but it would also work well in other arts & crafts designs, too – banners, applique, paper crafts, leather work, printing and coloring, and so forth.
I’ve also got a question for you, especially for those of you interested in church embroidery patterns – but I’ll save that for the end!
Here’s the embroidery design:
What type of embroidery do I see possible for this design? There’s plenty of scope for colored silks and goldwork, so that’s the first thing that popped in my head. (I have goldwork on the brain these days…) You might have completely different ideas – any and all thoughts for interpretation of the pattern are certainly welcome!
Here’s the link to the PDF:
Church Embroidery Pattern: Decorative Cross (PDF) – the design will print approximately 4″ square.
There are plenty more church embroidery patterns here on Needle ‘n Thread, if you’re looking for some! In fact, you can find all kinds of free hand embroidery patterns on the Patterns page, which I’ve recently updated.
Now, my question: Like I mentioned above, I’m in the midst of cleaning up and developing a variety of church embroidery patterns and am wondering if folks would be interested in having the whole collection in a printable e-book format? Any interest out there? Let me know!