What do gardening and embroidery have in common? Both are great stress relievers, and have been merged in my latest hand embroidery patterns!
My love for gardening and growing herbs was a huge influence on my latest collection of downloadable embroidery patterns. In the past I’ve shared about how planting herbs makes for a great starter garden, especially if you enjoy cooking.
Not only do I love to garden and cook with fresh herbs, I also find herbs really beautiful. As I spent time sketching each of these plants for my embroidery patterns, I was fascinated by the varied textures, shapes and colors in the leaves. Stitching each pattern will provide you with just as much variety as if you were savoring the taste of each herb.
But most of all, I love how these patterns provide a creative and fun project to relax with. With only a handful of portable tools and a few hours of time, you can stitch wherever you are, whether relaxing near the pool or while curled up on the couch with a glass of wine.
All together I’ve created nine different embroidery patterns, including parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, lavender, chives, dill, basil and oregano. The whole collection uses a similar color palette so these patterns can be mixed and matched in your projects.
I love how versatile these patterns are, providing stitching fun for the gardener, cook and crafter alike! Embroider them on anything from a tote for the farmer’s market, to a tea towel or pre-stretched canvas. You can hang the whole collection in their embroidery hoops on the wall of your kitchen. Or even dry some lavender and decorate a scented sachet with the matching lavender embroidery pattern. I’d love to see what ideas you come up with too!
Each of these nine patterns is available as a PDF for immediate download in my shop. Instructions include a photo of the finished project, suggested colors and stitches, and a pattern for printing or tracing. And as always, if you need to practice your embroidery stitches, you can watch tutorials on my website for pointers.
So if you’re looking for a way to unwind and make something beautiful, head on over to my shop for one of these plant-inspired DIY projects!