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I am the craftiest daughter of a very crafty mother. She taught me a lot of crafty basics when I was young. In k-12, I used to get in trouble for drawing on my schoolwork. Later on I picked up a ...

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Maori Waves and Circles

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(10) Name: 'Embroidery : Maori Waves and Circles
Maori Waves and Circles
Maori Waves and Circles

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • backstitch

Pattern Description:

This pattern was inspired by Maori designs. I originally worked this design with a series of others on a set of napkins to give to my sister in law from New Zealand. It incorporates multiple elements:

The Circle of Life which includes the path of life ever ongoing, with no beginnings and no end.

Koru (Spiral) is the symbol of new growth, new life, peace and tranquility.

In this design there is a circle within a circle and waves spiraling around it.

Included in the patter are a range of different sizes of the pattern: 4 inches, 3.5 inches, 3 inches, and 2.5 inches.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Variable, see Description


  • embroidery floss
  • fabric

You Will Also Need:

  • Needle, scissors