Top 5 Biscornu Tutorials online

Biscornu pincushions are all the rage. Since I shared 2 TAST stitches last week  here are the 5 top tutorials that show you how to make a Biscornu.

Biscornus can be any size – even the size of cushions. Other popular uses are as a scissor fob, or tree ornament. Some Biscornus are made using an even weave fabric, featuring a cross stitch pattern but others are made of quilting fabric and of course you could use 2 crazy quilt blocks.

The French word loosely means ‘odd-shaped’ or  ‘horned’ or or ‘complicated and bizarre’ and refers to their quirky look.

RedCattEtsy has produced a video tutorial on You Tube for a Biscornu that uses Aida as its fabric

Also On You tube, Debbie Shore demonstrates how to make a Biscornu cushion. This is a very clear demonstration because it Debbie has scaled the biscornu up to cushion size.

Rissa Peace Root has a comprehensive tutorial on Biscornu Basics with each step photographed and explained.

Save the stitches on the Nordic Needle website has a very good tutorial on Biscornu which includes things to consider when choosing a design

Over on Made by Eva there is a very clear tutorial on how to make a Biscornu pincushion

Many of the Freehand embroidery patterns on this website are very suitable for Biscorno patterns


Friday Freebie Hand Embroidery Pattern

free hand embroidery patternI have another free hand embroidery design for readers this week. To work a design like this I suggest you use linear stitches such as stem stitchback stitch, and chain stitch. You can use satin stitch to fill in the shapes.  Patterns such as these are ideal for items such as pincushions, needle cases or needle books, small cushions, small bags or you could use it as a Biscornu pattern. What ever you use it for I hope you enjoy it.

Click on the thumbnail as it will take you to a larger version of the image.

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 which will assist you.

Friday freebies is a regular series in which I highlight free resources online, free patterns and links that are of interest to fiber folks.  All posts in the series are in the  Friday Freebie category I hope you enjoy them.

These are for non commercial use and I ask you to attribute the work to me, with link back to this blog. You may not republish them online, as that is not in the spirit of sharing. So link to them but please do not re-publish.


Friday Freebie A hand embroidery pattern

free hand embroidery patternThis is another of my little hand embroidery designs. This motif could be used on a bag or on a biscornu.  If you click on the image you will get a larger version which you can right click to copy to the desktop.

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 which may help.

All posts in the series are in the  Friday Freebie category I hope you enjoy them.

Copyright

These patterns are for non commercial use and I ask you to attribute the work to me, with link back to this blog. You may not republish them online. Feel free to link to them but please do not re-publish.