This tutorial was originally filmed as a live stitch-a-long during the 2020 Covid 19 Pandemic lockdown and was filmed by Louisa on her phone at home!
It features 4 step by step videos that were filmed each week to try to keep spirits up with a bit of stitching!
You can download the free pattern here.
Please start the session with your fabric stretched in you hoop and the pattern drawn onto the fabric, if you are unsure of how to do this instructions can be found here
you will need:
1 x Embroidery needle
1 x pair of small scissors
1 x piece of medium weight cotton or linen fabric roughly an inch bigger than your hoop. We used Cloud 9 organic cotton fabric in Ivory.
6 x Embroidery cotton colours. I will be using DMC 6 strand cotton embroidery thread in the following colours: 3782, 712, 3790, 18, 524 and 163. Please feel free to substitute with colours of your choice.
If you need any of the materials I have put together a little pack where you can buy either just the threads or threads, hoop, fabric etc. I will send them out to you in the post so that you can join in. Click here to see options.
We would love to see your versions so why not be creative?! tag us your finished creations #stitchhappiness
The first week of the stitch along - Creating the eucalyptus leaves of the free pattern. Including how to work on a fanned out satin stitch, stem stitch and couching stitch as well as some irrelevant chat about my nails and kids! Enjoy!
Join me for the second week of my free modern embroidery stitch along. This week we tackle the grasses.
Join me for the third week of the Stitch along.
Join me for the fourth and final instalment of the stitch along.