Abstract Floral Hand Embroidery Pattern

Free hand embroidery pattern from Pintangle.comI have another of my embroidery designs today. This type of pattern could be used on just about anything. It would work well on small items like a bag,sewing caddy, needlebook,  or book cover. Designs like this are also ideal to use on a crazy quilt block.

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 if you like a really neat outline you could use outline satin 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.

As usual follow the links to tutorials if you need information on how to hand embroider these 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 the image. Scale the pattern in graphics program to fit the project you choose.

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

Close detail of thread twisties

Thread Twisties!

Experimenting with different threads can be expensive, as you would normally have to buy a whole skein of each type of thread. So I have made up my thread twisties which are a combination of different threads to use in creative hand embroidery. These enable you to try out stitching with something other than stranded cotton. For the price of just a few skeins, you can experiment with a bundle of threads of luscious colours and many different textures.

These are creative embroiders threads. With them, I hope to encourage you to experiment. Each Twistie is a thread bundle containing silk, cotton, rayon and wool. Threads range from extra fine (the same thickness as 1 strand of embroidery floss) to chunky couchable textured yarns. All threads have a soft and manageable drape so that twisting them around a needle makes experimental hand embroidery an interesting journey rather than a battle.  Many are hand dyed by me. All are threads I use. You may find a similar thread twist but no two are identical.

You will find my thread twisties in the Pintangle shop here.

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