Free Primitive Floral Hand Embroidery Pattern

This design in the style of a Primitive floral hand embroidery pattern is free for you to use in a project of your choice For this design I would choose a thread with a firm twist such as cotton perle #8 or #5. This design can be worked using surface embroidery stitches …

Free Hand Embroidery Pattern for a Floral Border

Sharing a hand embroidery pattern Today. It can be used as a floral border. It is designed by me for my readers and free for non commercial use. Border designs can be repeated along a line. They used to be used on items such as table cloths and tray cloths etc …

Free Hand Embroidery Pattern of Abstract Seed Pods

I have a hand embroidery pattern of abstract seed pods to share with you today. Click on the image to see a larger version which you can save to your desktop for use. Scale the pattern in graphic program to fit the project you choose. It would work well on …

My top 3 recommendations for a stitch dictionary

I was asked what my recommendations for a stitch dictionary for a  person who was learning embroidery but as I wrote this I realised these books are a good foundation and reference for any hand embroiderers library. I don’t think you need all 3 books but if you have one of these you …

How to work Back Stitch

Back stitch is often used along side cross stitch to define a clean neat line in a design. It is classified as a linear stitch because you can create lines with it! Back stitch is an old adaptable stitch which can be used as a delicate outline or as a …