A second abstract floral hand embroidery pattern

Free hand embroidery pattern from Pintangle.comThe embroidery pattern I am sharing today matches or rhymes with the pattern I shared last month. If you ever want to browse what I have shared in the past in the way of freebies take a look at the Free patterns category.

Designs like this are ideal to use on a crazy quilt block but if you are someone who is interested in hand embroidery this type of pattern work well on most small items. You can use it on things like small gift bags, a sewing caddy, needlebook, book cover, purse or bag.

For this pattern I would choose a thread with a firm twist such as cotton perle #8 or #5.

This design could be worked using surface embroidery stitches using back stitch,  chain stitch, whipped chain stitch or  stem stitch. The flowers could be worked by simply outlining them or you could fill them with satin stitch or outline satin stitch. For the little abstract lines that stick out from the flowers you could use straight stitch and bead or French knot or work them in pistil stitch.

If you need to know how I would transfer this pattern to fabric, I have a tutorial on how to transfer embroidery designs to fabric.

How ever you adapt the pattern I hope you enjoy stitching it.

Follow the links to tutorials if you need a refresher on how to work the stitches.  Clicking  on the image will take you to  a larger version. Save to your computer by right clicking on the image and choosing to save.

This pattern is for non commercial use and I ask please if you share link back to Pintangle.

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TAST Stitch 64

TAST Stitch 64 is Chained Bar stitch. It is a fun and easy to stitch to work as it is simply zig zag chain worked over some long stitches.
Chained bar step 3
Technically it is form of couching but I am not getting picky. The reason I raise it however is that with any form of couching you can have fun with novelty threads. Substitute the the long foundation stitches with an interesting thread and you can immediately add personality  to your work. You can also use a ribbon instead of thread or use a metallic  thread as the foundation. With the holidays just around the corner  if you work a few lines with a metallic thread foundation you have an instant decorative effect on items such as tree decorations.

As usual have fun with Chained Bar stitch

TAST2012logoHow to join in on the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge

If you are new to hand embroidery the challenge is to learn the stitch. If you are an experienced embroiderer push these stitches in creative manner and share with beginners so they can see what can be done with a little imagination.

Where to share

Stitch a sample, photograph it, put in online on your blog, flickr site, share it on facebook or where ever you hang out online, and leave a comment on the Chained Bar Stitch page with your full web address. Don’t forget the http bit of the web address so that your address becomes a live link so that people can visit your site and see what you have done. Please spread the word about Take a Stitch Tuesday on your social networks.

Feel free to join the  TAST facebook group.  If you are a hashtag type person use the hashtag #TASTembroidery and #PintangleTAST on places like Instagram etc. The challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page. All stitchers a free to join the challenge and all levels of skill are welcome

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TAST Stitch 63

Triangular Feather Stitch
I guess everyone is wondering what TAST Stitch 63 is. I wont keep you in suspense as it is Triangular Feather stitch. This version of feather stitch is great to work along the edge. It is also good as seam decoration in crazy quilting and if you add a bead or so it really takes on a different life. You can build up patterns with this stitch also if you work lines face to face or   back to back the pattern formed is different and makes a very interesting filling stitch. As Usual visit the tutorial to see how it is worked and have fun with  Triangular Feather stitch.

TAST2012logoHow to join in on the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge

The challenge guidelines are on the TAST FAQ page. All stitchers a free to join the challenge and all levels of skill are welcome.

If you are new to hand embroidery the challenge is to learn the stitch. If you are an experienced embroiderer push these stitches in creative manner and share with beginners so they can see what can be done with a little imagination.

Where to share

Stitch a sample, photograph it, put in online on your blog, flickr site, share it on facebook or where ever you hang out online, and leave a comment on the Triangular Feather stitch page with your full web address. Feel free to join the  TAST facebook group.

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