Last year here on Needle ‘n Thread, I started a sharing with you a series of Hungarian embroidery designs that have been shared with me – if you would like to read the back story on these patterns, you can find it under Hungarian Embroidery Designs: Lilly’s Legacy. There, you’ll find the story of the artist who drew these embroidery patterns in the first half to the mid-1900’s and of how they were preserved.
There are eleven Hungarian embroidery patterns here on Needle ‘n Thread now, and they’re all available for your personal use on the Patterns page.
Today’s design comes from a small panel of three small, colorful designs painted by Lilly in 1956.
They’re all three nice little patterns – I love the center one, with it’s bright colors and triple tulips. Eventually, I’ll supply all those in a line-drawn format, but for today, I started at the top.
If you decide to work with this design – whether in embroidery, in appliqué, painting, or paper crafts, it might be helpful to print out the color photo as well, because when you just look at the line drawing, the design tends to get a bit lost:
Here’s a PDF version of the pattern, for easy printing:
If you’re hunting about for something to stitch, you’ll find plenty more hand embroidery patterns here on Needle ‘n Thread, too!
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