This gorgeous autumn hand embroidery pattern is free for the month of October! It’s a perfect introduction to Long and Short stitch, also known as needle painting.
I’m delighted to be back again with the latest installment of the A Lively Hope Stitching Club.
This month’s pattern is called Changing Leaves. This smaller project is perfect for trying out a technique called needle painting, which is a lovely way to create realistic looking pieces.
In the pattern I’ve included one smaller version, sized to fit a 5 inch oval hoop (which is what I used) as well as a larger version that would look beautiful in an 8 inch hoop. I think this pattern would look gorgeous on a set of autumn cloth napkins, or repeated along the edge of a table runner.
There are a ton of great videos online for explaining how to do these stitches, so I don’t go into detail on how to do them. If you need some instruction, Mary Corbet has an excellent series teaching many of the commonly used embroidery stitches
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