Hand embroidery can be a wonderful past time and is easy to pick up. However, it can be difficult to master and sometime takes hours of careful work. One should always choose a design before printing it to paper. One can then pin the printed design to a piece of fabric and use the design as a guide to use for their hand embroidery. In this article we will discuss a selection of designs that may be good to use.
A pine cone pattern can be a good beginners design as it is a simple and repetitive group of curved triangles that are fairly easy to trace over. These are grouped together and create an oval shape. The pine cone is good as it is a simple design and is easy to recognize. One may choose to use a selection of brown shades as the threading material, which can then be applied to a fabric which is of a natural color, so as to help represent the pine cone image.
Many butterfly patterns are available via the web and are a stylish embroidery choice for clothing and other fabrics. Some are more complex than others, but all are easy to identify and should not take the designer too long to create.
Flowers and plants are another good choice for an embroidery design as these suit clothing, as well as other fabric based objects, such as cloths, hanker-chiefs and other fabrics.
Cupcakes are an easy object to use as an embroidery pattern and can be used a number of times on a single garment. This design would suit perfectly on a piece of clothing for a young child or a baby. A cloud like shape can be used as the top of the cup cake, whilst a more rigid set of lines may be used as the cupcake holder.
Russian embroidery patterns can be very complex and often contain sets of geometric structures that are symmetrical in design. These can be great for advanced embroidery designers and may take many hours to complete.