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Free Hand Embroidery Pattern: Little Bird of Paradise

 

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a free hand embroidery pattern here on Needle ‘n Thread! This one, I dug up from an old issue of Le Journal de Brodeuses, cleaned it up and digitized it so that I can use it as a project to demonstrate some techniques. I’ll show you that in the future. Right now, the whole concept is just bubbling about in my brain.

But in the meantime, I think it’s a great hand embroidery pattern for working simple stitches, so I thought you might want a copy of it, too!

Hand Embroidery Pattern: Little Bird of Paradise

You can obviously adapt this embroidery pattern to all different types of hand embroidery techniques. As a simple outline project, it would be a great way to practice simple line stitches, or you could go further with some great filling effects in the tail and wing feathers.

Here’s the printable pattern:

Little Bird of Paradise Hand Embroidery Pattern (PDF)

Whatever you do with it, I hope you enjoy it!

You can find many more free hand embroidery patterns right here on Needle ‘n Thread, if you’re looking for something to stitch up!

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(6) Comments

  1. This is really uncanny. Last night my cousin came to spend the night with us. We watched a documentary on birds of paradise. We talked about how pretty it would be to stitch one. We even talked about how to get a pattern or make one, then this morning you posted this. God works in mysterious ways indeed!

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  2. hola Mary..seguire paso a paso,,,me encanta la creatividad …y que mejor una Maestra,,como tu
    ..sera una buen guia a seguir en nuestros proyectos ,,,pero siempre colocando un poco de nosotras
    te Felicito por compartir
    lidia
    Chile

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  3. I love her, and it’s amazing how she came to life once she got her eye!! Awesome! Looking forward to learning more about tambour.

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  4. My mother did quite a few sets of pillow cases and runner sets when I was younger and decided to do the same for my adult sons each year for gifts. My problem is, they really don’t like flowers and other items that are more feminine for some reason! I was looking for something they might like and ran across your bird of paradise. I am pretty sure I can do some extra work and make it look more like one of those birds that go up in flame, to be reborn, and they’ll LOVE it! So, I appreciate your pages.
    Edwina

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    1. I think you mean a Phoenix. I think that would work beautifully! Other masculine ideas might be deer, ship, monograms, sport items?

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