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Free Hand Embroidery Design: Hinda Hands II


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Remember this embroidery pattern from last week that I shared with you, from Hinda Hands?

Today, I want to share with you another Hinda Hands design that makes a nice “small” – a little decorative practice piece that you can work up in practically any technique, though Hinda originally meant all of these pieces for goldwork.

Free Hand Embroidery Pattern - Hinda Hands

This week’s embroidery pattern is a little more elaborate than last week’s. I could see it worked as a practice piece for both silk shading and goldwork – though I would definitely reduce the design by about 80% when printing it, if going that route.

Like the previous Hinda Hands design, at the size this pattern will print automatically, it would make a nice exercise in soft shading in crewel work.

Free Pattern: Hinda Hands II

So, here’s the PDF printable. Choose “no scaling” or 100% if you’re looking for a larger design (about 5.5″ tall); otherwise, reduce by about 75-80% and test the size for something a bit smaller.

Hinda Hands II Hand Embroidery Pattern (PDF)

Looking for More?

If you’re looking for more free hand embroidery patterns, you’ll find a whole range of them – from simple designs for surface embroidery, to counted designs, to monograms, religious embroidery, and more – right here on my pattern page on Needle ‘n Thread.


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  1. Dear Mary

    Another pretty design from Hinda Hands which would make a lovely embroidery piece. Thanks for the free pattern and for sharing this with us and for the links.

    Regards Anita Simmance

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