I quickly ran out of projects to stitch when I first started embroidering and began coming up with my own more modern designs, using the skills I'd picked up working in the media industry. It was a ...
I quickly ran out of projects to stitch when I first started embroidering and began coming up with my own more modern designs, using the skills I'd picked up working in the media industry. It was a small leap from there to making these designs available to others. I launched my website and first online pattern shop in 2009 while living in London, UK. But I now work from home in Johannesburg, coming up with fresh, contemporary designs that use a variety of surface embroidery stitches.View all patterns by designer (95) »
A soft, white cotton cushion featuring 10 leaves in a crewelwork style
The leaves in this design have a strong crewelwork element. The colourway is muted and features colours that are slightly unusual for autumn, but still give an autumnal feel to the project. I finished this pattern after moving back to South Africa from the UK and it still evokes strong memories of carpets of leaves under huge trees alongside the Thames in autumn.
This is a 15-page digital pattern in PDF format.
The pattern includes:
Needle and thread requirements : A list of the DMC six-stranded cotton colours and the required needle types and sizes for the embroidery.
Transfer instructions : Various options for transferring the design on to fabric.
Full, illustrated embroidery instructions : The stitch types, DMC thread colours and number of strands to use are given in full, as well as any additional instructions needed to complete the embroidery.
Reference photographs : Full-colour, close-up photos for reference when stitching each leaf of the design.
Full-size design : The design is given at actual size (100%) for easy home printing, as well as at 50% for you to enlarge. The embroidered design measures 10x10" (25x25cm) and the pattern is for a 40x40cm cushion.
Reversed design : The design is also given in reverse, should you want to use the iron-on transfer method.
Printing : The PDF document is set up to fit on A4 or US letter sized paper when printed on a home printer.
Tips : Tips scattered here and there in the pattern help make the most of your embroidery.
(c) 2013 Please be aware that I, Kelly Fletcher, retain the copyright for this design, which is for personal use only. By buying this pattern, you are agreeing not to forward, upload, duplicate, pass on or sell the design, instructions, pattern or finished item. If you'd like to use this pattern for your embroidery guild/group, please get in touch with me on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a group rate. Thanks for respecting the hard work that goes into creating my designs.