Free Hand Embroidery Pattern

Instructions for Making the Fuchsia Design

It will be needless to enumerate the number of purposes for which this beautiful free hand embroidery pattern can be used.

free hand embroidery design – Fuchsia.
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It would look very pretty painted upon white moleskin velvet and made up into a wall banner, appropriately mounted with brass rod and rings, plush ends and pom-poms. As it furnishes an excellent subject for arrasene work, we will endeavor to make plain the method of operation. It will look very pretty worked on sage green, or old gold colored felt, with plush mountings of a similar shade. Make the pattern and stamp) the design on the felt, according to directions for black liquid stamping.

The stems are worked with dark green embroidery floss. The method of working the stems is clearly shown in the illustration. As you near the tops, make the stem stitches longer and narrower.

The leaves are worked in three shades of dark green arrasene; thread the arrasene needle with the lightest shade and begin at the outside of the leaf and make an irregular outline stitch, giving the stitches the slant indicated by the stitches shown in the lower half of the partly worked leaf seen in the illustration. Make a row of these stitches on both sides of the upper portion of the leaf. Now fill in the remaining portion with the darker shades, blending the dark stitches into the lighter ones, nearer the edge. Do not make the light arrasene outline stitches close, so that you can blend the darker stitches into the lighter ones by taking the dark stitches down between the light ones, about half way up the lighter ones. As you near the top of the spray, use the lighter shades of green. The flowers may be worked in mauve tints using two shades of mauve arrasene; or the flowers on one branch may be worked in delicate pink tints, using two or three shades of pink arrasene.

The parts shown light in the finished fuchsia is worked with white arrasene. Fill in a small portion of light mauve arrasene near the white portion, and then work in the darker shade last, as shown in the flower partly worked, blending the stitches into each other. Vary the shading in each flower. If it be desired to work the flowers on one branch in pink tints, it can be done in the same way, by using two or three pink shades of arrasene.

The buds are worked with white arrasene, having a very little pale green blended in near the bulb (part near the stem) . The bulb is worked with pale green embroidery floss, worked over a yarn foundation, which will give it a rounded appearance. The yarn foundation is put in on the same principle as the bulb for the Scotch Thistle , but with finer yarn. The anthers are put in with the knot stitch, using a bright pink etching silk to make the knots. The thread-like stamens are put in with bright colored pink etching silk. The veins are put in the leaves in the following manner: Thread a common needle with dark green embroidery floss; bring it up through the material at the upper end of the central vein. Now draw the floss down to the point where the first cross-vein meets the central one; hold the floss into place here with your left thumb ; now insert the needle at the outside end of the first cross-vein, and bring the needle out at the point where it meets the central vein. But bring the needle out on top of the floss held by your thumb. Now insert the needle at the outside end of the next vein, on the other side of the central vein, and bring it out on top of the thread where this cross-vein meets the central vein and so on, till all the veins are put in. (See veins in the finished leaf and those in outline).

See below for another free hand embroidery pattern you may like to try:

Scotch Thistle Design

Dogwood Design

Poppy Design

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