Embroidered patchwork cushion

My final tutorial for 20 Embroidered Flowers is a patchwork cushion using two repeating patterns that you can find in the ebook; Camassia and Elderflower (I altered the elderflower pattern for this slightly, changing the suggested white to black). The cushion pad that I used for this 50cm x 30cm, each patchwork square (not including…

Dragon Hot Water Bottle Tutorial and Free Pattern

A hot water bottle cover I made for my dad years ago, is finally wearing thin, so he asked for a new one for Christmas. Whenever I think of crafts for my dad, I think of dragons, as he lives in Wales and well dragons breath fire – hot water bottles, kinda loosely connected. I…

Embroidering on washable paper

This week’s 20 Flower Embroideries tutorial is more of an experiment. I had been really intrigued by washable paper*, so I thought I’d give it a go. I’d seen pictures of a few things made with washable paper, but I had yet to see anybody embroider on it, so that got me thinking, “is there…

Embroidered flower t-shirt tutorial

This week’s 20 Embroidered Flowers tutorial is an embroidered flower t-shirt. For this, I used the Hypericum pattern, which, in the ebook is embroidered in its usual yellow but here I’ve stitched it in blackwork, which I think looks fantastic too. Other than changing the colour, I also switched the straight stitched flower filaments (the straight lines…

Lace and ribbon cushion

My next 20 Embroidered Flowers tutorial is for another cushion, this time featuring the cow parsley pattern, although as usual, you could interchange the flowers (although you may have to change the dimensions of the fabric strips and work out the maths yourself for how many of the flowers you can fit in). I was…

20 Flower Embroideries and a Pin Jar Tutorial

Ta da! It took me a lot longer than I thought but my ebook, 20 Flower Embroideries is finally out! You can find it in both my Etsy and Folksy stores. It features embroidery patterns for my favourite twenty flowers from my #100embroideredflowers project last Spring – Summer. Daffodil Cherry Blossom Primrose Cow Parsley White…

Daisy Download

Do you remember when I did my #100embroideredflowers last summer, as part of #the100dayproject? Well, since then I’ve been working on an ebook of my favourite 20 flowers that I embroidered from the project. That comes out next Saturday, and you’ll be able to find it here. To give you a taste of what the…