“Small is Beautiful” is a theory in Economics, environmentology and also in embroidery. And it is self explanatory.
I will give you some small and easy to do embroidery designs you can make on your plain bedsheet and matching pillowcases. There is nothing earth shattering about these designs; a child can draw and stitch them. But when you place them carefully on the fabric and work them with patience and care, you can transform your bedsheet or pillowcase into a thing of beauty.
Embroidery design No. 1
To do this design, mark the following drawing on your fabric.
Start filling the round shapes with slightly curved bullion stitches done with embroidery thread in 2 or 3 variations of the same color, as in the picture below.
Finish by doing the leaf.
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Embroidery design No. 2
The same drawing can be given a different look by changing the stitch.Do a woven rose inside the circles. Check out this post on rose embroidery for details on this stitch.
Embroidery design No. 3
A simple diagram of a 4 petal flower can be filled with long and short stitches. Fill the middle portion with pistil stitches.
Embroidery design No. 4
Cute little french knot stitches fill the circle. Start by making the french knots with a dark color at the center of the circle. Then choose lighter colors and fill the outer area.
Related post : French knots
Embroidery design No. 5
Fill the petals with straight stitches.
Add a french knot in the middle.
Embroidery design No. 6
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Embroidery design No. 7
These are called pinwheel stitches and they are made by making blanket stitches inside a circle. You can finish by adding a french knot in the middle.
Related post : How to do blanket stitch.
Embroidery design No. 8
Use satin stitches to fill the inside of the flower, leaves etc.
Related post : How to do satin stitch.
Embroidery design No. 9
Divide those circles by four and start doing satin stitches on each of the four sections. You will end up with a sweet little flower.
Embroidery design No. 10
This design is similar to pinwheels. But the shape of the flower is different and hence creates a completely different look.
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