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Free floral meadow embroidery pattern

Today’s post is a free embroidery pattern that I designed for my Granny’s birthday.  I wanted it to look like a cross-section of a meadow, with lots of grasses, seed heads and small insects.  Take a look at the pictures and download the pdf if you fancy making it yourself!

It’s been a bit quiet here recently hasn’t it?  That’s because I’m in the midst of a very exciting new project.  I promise I will tell you all about it very soon…

FREE meadow embroidery pattern

To make a floral meadow embroidery, you will need:

  • 25cm embroidery hoop
  • 50cm² piece of linen or high thread count cotton (I used white, but cream, pale blue or pale green would also work well)
  • 30cm² piece of white felt 30cm² piece of felt in another colour (optional: if you want to finish your design at the back)
  • this free embroidery pattern
  • a light box (or masking tape and a window)
  • a magic disappearing fabric marker pen
  • embroidery silks or cottons in various colours
  • a needle
  • scissors

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How to make a floral meadow embroidery:

  • Download the free embroidery pattern and print in A4
  • Use your light box to trace the pattern onto the linen using magic disappearing fabric marker pen (or tape it to the window).  I suggest doing a small area at a time, unless you are an extremely quick stitcher, otherwise the design will disappear before you have had a chance to embroider it…
  • Hoop up.
  • Start anywhere you want and stitch over the design in your choice of colours.  I did not use the natural (correct) colours for most of my plants, but I still think the design works.  Of course I did use traditional colours for the the bugs!
  • I used a combination of back stitch, whipped back stitch, stem stitch, satin stitch, seed stitch, french knots and fishbone stitch.  Again, this is not an exact science, so choose whatever stitches work for you (or learn a new one)!
  • Follow the awesome step-by-step tutorial from Sew Mama Sew to finish and frame your embroidery in the hoop.

meadow embroidery details

I really enjoyed this stitching project and I especially love how the bugs and snail turned out – so cute!

P.S. Take a look at The Paperdashery’s blog for more beautiful craft tutorials including origami ideas…

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'Free floral meadow embroidery pattern' have 11 comments

  1. July 24, 2015 @ 9:13 am Carin

    This is absolutely gorgeous! I hope she liked it 🙂

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  2. March 20, 2016 @ 11:51 pm Ingrid Aukan

    How beautiful! I’m planning on making some wildflowers for my first embroidery project, and this will come in really handy. 🙂 Thank you!

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  3. June 17, 2016 @ 7:24 pm Rae

    This is beautiful and beyond perfect for the project that I am hoping to make. Thank you so, so much for designing it and generously sharing it!

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  4. October 10, 2016 @ 3:30 am Mirna

    Thank you for sharing this pattern. I only just recently picked up embroidery and I will try to practice more using this lovely pattern <3

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  5. October 27, 2016 @ 7:40 pm maria aparecida fabiano ( Fabi)

    Magnificente… wonderful…

    I going to do it tomorrow because here it is a hollyday… Thanks for so marvelous one.

    Fabi

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  7. November 29, 2016 @ 7:17 am Phyllis

    Thank you for the free pattern. Phyllis

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  8. December 13, 2016 @ 7:36 pm Daisy Debs

    Thankyou for sharing your beautiful flower meadow pattern : )

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  9. January 27, 2017 @ 5:22 am Helen Murti

    This is so pretty. My grandmother would have loved it to.

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  10. March 17, 2017 @ 8:44 pm Brisa

    Thank you so much! Lovely design!

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