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Tropical foliage in bold colours, inspired by a vintage design

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  • 2018-08-10-080308-LeafyTropicsFreeEmbroideryPattern_KellyFletcher.pdf 9.43 MB [ Download ]
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  • How to embroider . Leafy Tropics - Step 1
    Step 1

    You will need...

    Fabric
    12 x 12" (30x30cm) white cotton/linen fabric

    Threads – DMC six-stranded cotton:
    16 Light chartreuse
    307 Lemon
    347 Very dark salmon
    699 Green
    700 Bright green
    701 Light green
    702 Kelly green
    741 Medium tangerine
    824 Very dark blue
    825 Dark blue
    828 Very light sky blue
    973 Bright canary

    Needles:
    Embroidery: size 7 and 9
    Milliner: size 7

    Hoop:
    10 inches (25cm)

  • Step 2

    Print the design provided in the download and transfer it on to the fabric using your preferred method.

  • How to embroider . Leafy Tropics - Step 3
    Step 3

    Embroider the leaves according to the embroidery instructions, by following the pattern key:

    Back 700 (4)
    Back = embroidery stitch
    700 = DMC thread colour
    (4) = number of strands

  • How to embroider . Leafy Tropics - Step 4
    Step 4

    The two leaves on the left are embroidered in the same way.

  • Step 5

    You'll find instructions for all the stitches used in this pattern in my ebook, 120 Embroidery Stitches. Otherwise there are loads of stitch tutorials online, just search for the stitch by name.

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