Spring Vibes hand embroidery | Tutorial

Celebrate the changing seasons with this hand embroidery design, inspired by the blooms and growth of Spring. I love small embroidery projects at this time of year as they are so portable…stitch outside in the garden when the weather is fine or work on it inside, snuggled on the sofa.

This pattern uses simple hand embroidery stitches; running stitch, back stitch, stem stitch, cross stitch and daisy/lazy daisy. But don’t worry if you are totally new to hand embroidery because the tutorial includes step by step photos of how to form each stitch.

If you want to recreate my look I used:

  • Essex Yarn dyed fabric (I think the colour is Flax but it was from my stashed and the piece wasn’t labelled so I’m not definite on the exact colour)
  • Aurifil 12wt in 2024 (white), 2415 (blush), 1100 (red plum), 2540 (medium lavender), 2115 (lemon), 5006 (light turquoise), 2888 (fern green), and 5023 (medium green).

In the tutorial I mention that I used a light box to trace the design onto my fabric. If you don’t have a light box then check out my blog post about how to create your own.

Head over to the Polka Dot Chair blog to find the full tutorial with step photos.


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