Flower Embroidery Pattern

Guest Blogger, Amanda from the blog Crewel Ghoul

Spring is here, so what better way to celebrate than to make a daisy embroidery! I’ll show you an easy way to embroider daisies in this beginner hand embroidery tutorial.

Supplies needed:

Transfer the pattern: Use a lightbox or sunny window to trace the pattern onto the fabric using the stencil provided. It is easiest to do this when the fabric is secured tightly in the embroidery hoop.

Flower petals: Make satin stitches running across the length of the petals with white. Repeat on all petals of the flowers.

Satin Stitch: Straight stitches stitched side by side one another to fill in an area.

Center of flowers: Fill in with french knots with yellow. 

French knot: Come up through the back of the fabric. With your non-working hand, hold the thread between your thumb and forefinger. Using your needle, wrap the thread around the thread you are holding. Go back down through the fabric through or near the initial stitch you made, keeping the thread wrapped securely around the needle while you pull the thread down through the fabric.

  1. Leaves: Make a detached chain stitch for each of the leaves. Fill in the center of the detached chain stitch with a single straight stitch.

Detached Chain Stitch: Come up through the back of the fabric. Go back down through the hole you came up through with your needle (do not pull the needle all the way through, just halfway) and then with the tip of your needle poke through slightly above the initial hole. Catch the loop of thread around the tip of the needle and pull the rest of the way through. Secure the loop by making a tiny stitch over the loop.

 

Ask the Experts – Stamping & Embroidery

By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor

Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

 

     

Q:  I wanted to highlight some places on my card with glitter so I used my glue pen over the top of the stamped image and now it won’t work.  What can I do to glitter stamped images?

A:  Before you go over the image with your glue pen be sure that the ink is completely dry.  It is best to use an ink such as Memento which is made to dry more quickly and becomes water resistant which prevents it from clogging up the glue pen as it is rolled across the surface.

 

     

Q:  I’m trying to color my stamped image, but having trouble with my ink smearing.

A:  You want to use an ink such as Momento ink and even with it it is best to allow it to sit for a little bit so that the moisture evaporates out of it.  Using a heat tool will help speed up this process.

 

Q:  I just can’t get the hang of stamping first and then die cutting around my image.  Is there an easier way?

A:  A stamp positioner will help you.  You can first die cut your image and then use the positioner to line up the die cut with the stamp.

 

Q:  Even with using an Anti Static Pad, I still get areas where embossing powder sticks.  What am I doing wrong?

A:  Try to handle the paper as little as possible especially after rubbing it with the Anti Static Pad.  Oils from your skin will also attract and hold the powder in place.

 

Q:  I would like to do a little stitching on my cards, but am not real good at sewing.  Is there anything I can use to achieve this look?

A:  These embroidery kits are the perfect way to achieve the look.  They come with everything you need to get you started.  They come complete with a template to use to get a variety of images and looks.

Embroidery Hoop Crafts

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I got super into embroidery for about 2 weeks. Just long enough to collect a ton of hoops in different sizes, but not long enough to actually use them for their intended purpose. I just love knitting too much, it’s kind of my go-to when I need to keep my hands busy. Lucky for me, there have been a ton of craft projects popping up that use embroidery hoops in creative ways, so I can still feel like I’m getting use out of my huge collection without starting an embroidery project.

Painted Snowman Hoop Art

Painted Snowman Hoop Art

Though it’s a simple enough concept, I love the idea of using embroidery hoops as frames. They’re easy to hang, and have a cute rustic charm to them. This tutorial is perfect for the season and I love that it uses a sheer fabric.

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Uses for Embroidery Floss

By Craft Trends Contributor, Lacey. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

I love making friendship bracelets. In the eighth grade I once spent two weeks of my summer making friendship bracelets for everyone I knew. With my love for friendship bracelets come a love for embroidery floss. Though embroidery floss is prefect to use with friendship bracelets and of course, embroidery, this cheap craft supplies has come in as a recent craft trend lately for all of the different uses it can have. Here are a few of the crafts I found and now want to try that use embroidery thread in uncommon ways.

Hollow String Eggs - Think Crafts

Hollow Craft Eggs Think Crafts 

Though it’s far from Easter I still love the look of these hollow eggs. With different colors you could make these crafts relevant year round. As shown in the post, they would make excellent placeholders for summer dinners.

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Embroidery Hoop Memo Board

DIY a memo board from an embroidery hoop and string. Tutorial at ThinkCrafts.com

I”ll admit it, I’m a hoarder. I can’t bear to part with any piece of paper that has even the smallest amount of sentimental attachment. When I was a teenager, I covered an entire wall with cork to hold everything from movie ticket stubs to photos. While the cork board wall is now gone, I still have a box of its remains just waiting to be proudly displayed again. This embroidery hoop memo board lets me share my memories in a much more attractive way.

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