Time for the final pattern in my positive embroidery series!
Life can throw a lot of difficult stuff at us sometimes. You might be facing a scary challenge - a big mountain to climb or a dark tunnel to walk through before you reach lighter, happier times - but you are stronger than you know.
Like the other three patterns in this series (remember to be kind to yourself, don't compare your inside to someone else's outside and be the best version of you) this design fits nicely in a five inch embroidery hoop for framing. If you like, you can use a six inch hoop when stitching it to give
more room to work and get those scallop edges nice and neat.
I chose Cotton & Steel's
XOXO in Ghost as my backing fabric, which looks grey in some lights and almost brown in
others. The design is stitched in pink and teal, with turquoise blue stars.
The pattern is mostly stitched with backstitch, using three strands of
embroidery thread (floss) and slowly sewing small stitches along all the
curves. The small teal lines radiating from the circle are each
sewn with one stitch.
If you're using a pale backing fabric (like the one I've used) take care not to carry your threads across the back of the work.
When you sew the final radiating single stitches, stitch into/under the pink circle of stitching so the thread follows the circle round between the single stitches instead of stretching in straight lines from stitch to stitch.
You could frame the finished pattern in the hoop as a bit of embroidered
art, use it to make something small like a zip purse or add it to a
Click here to open the pattern sheet in another tab or window. Make sure you're viewing it full size then print it at 100%.
This embroidery pattern is for non commercial use only: you can stitch it as many times as you like for yourself or as gifts, but
please don't use it make anything for sale. You may borrow a photo or two if you want
to blog about this project, but remember to credit me and link back to
the original source, and do not reproduce my entire post or share the pattern itself on your
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