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I make clothes for imaginary people of stage and screen during the day, and make embroidery patterns by night.

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Fearsome Anglerfish Hand Embroidery

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(10) Name: 'Embroidery : Fearsome Anglerfish Hand Embroidery
Fearsome Anglerfish Hand Embroidery
Fearsome Anglerfish Hand Embroidery
Fearsome Anglerfish Hand Embroidery
Fearsome Anglerfish Hand Embroidery

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • mount fabric into an embroidery hoop
  • separate embroidery floss
  • thread a needle
  • transfer image from paper onto fabric

Pattern Description:

Our love for strange creatures here at House of Whimsy is not a secret, and the anglerfish is definitely on the weird list. In this pattern, our rather intimidating anglerfish is luring a tiny snack of a fish in with her glow-in-the-dark lure, surely ready to snap it up at any moment. This embroidery pattern is not just an excuse to stitch a fun and fearsome anglerfish onto something you love, but also an excuse to use glow-in-the-dark embroidery floss if you wish.

This anglerfish hand embroidery pattern is 11 pages long and includes details on colors and stitches used in the example embroidery. It also has two views of the pattern itself: the original direction and a reversed direction, making it easy to choose which way you want the fish to be oriented no matter which transfer method you prefer. Also included are instructions on all of the stitches used in the sample, which makes it a great pattern for beginning embroiderers.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 8" long x 3.5" wide, but it can easily be scaled up or down with a computer or copier.


  • fabric (plain cotton is recommended)
  • transfer pencil, chalk, or light and a regular marking pencil to transfer the pattern from paper onto fabric
  • embroidery floss- sample colors are listed, but use whatever you like (or already have!)
  • embroidery hoop
  • embroidery needle
  • sharp scissors