At the beginning of the year I shared a survey asking what people like you would like to see more of in my work. Well, one of the requests you had was embroidery patterns! So I’m very excited to announce that I’ve just released the first of them in my shop, just in time for Autumn!
As a child, I always loved art and making things. My mom would encourage and support these creative endeavors by purchasing all sorts of supplies as well as investing in art classes for me. As I got a little older, she introduced me to DIY hand embroidery kits. Through these kits I first learned to embroider - there were lots of embroidered horses and unicorns around the house back then!
As an adult I became increasingly interested in combining hand embroidery and paint—my two art loves—together to see how they could complement each other. So while some of my patterns will primarily use traditional embroidery stitches, others are going to show you how you too can combine paint and embroidery in your projects.
Now it’s easier than ever to learn the beautiful and timeless craft of hand embroidery. And the awesome thing about it is the supplies are inexpensive and very portable. So if you’re ready to try out a new art form, or simply want to enjoy a new pattern, I’d invite you to visit my shop to see these first two DIY embroidery hoop art releases!
The first pattern I put together is this autumn leaves kit which uses two simple stitches and is a beautiful DIY project for the fall. No waiting for the mail - this PDF pattern can be purchased in my shop and downloaded right away. In it you’ll find a supply list, a traceable pattern, suggested thread colors (or choose your own!) and photos of the final project for reference.
You can purchase the autumn leaves pattern at this link and have a fun project for the week ahead!
The second pattern I created is of an heirloom pumpkin and combines embroidery and painting - don’t worry, it’s easier than you might think and lots of fun! Also cute for the fall, the PDF pattern offers suggestions for three different color combinations and you can even try your hand at using metallic thread if you want to. Again, feel free to switch up the colors on the pumpkins and try something totally unique!
You can purchase the heirloom pumpkin pattern right here, download the instructions and get started on some mixed media embroidery hoop art!
Your feedback is really important to me as I delve into this new area of pattern making, so try these out and let me know what you think! I’d also love to know what other types of patterns or kits you’d like to see in the future. Send me an email and tell me your thoughts, or leave a comment below!