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 (99) »
Ten heart motifs in lush colours, using a variety of hand embroidery stitches
The thinking behind Sweet Hearts was to create a range of heart-shaped motifs that could be used and adapted for any embroidery project. It's one of five patterns that I created at the same time (see Full Blooms , Jumbo Paisley, Mod Foliage and Super Stars) and the idea is to mix and match the motifs or stitch them as standalone designs to embellish pretty much anything. You could use them to create a set of something, such as napkins, or to add an individual touch to similar items, perhaps dresses for your (grand)daughters. Or you could simply have fun arranging them to create your own embroidery design.
This is a 12-page digital pattern in PDF format.
The pattern includes:
Needle and thread requirements : A list of the DMC six-stranded cotton colours used in the stitched examples and the required needle types and sizes for the embroidery shown.
Transfer instructions : Various options for transferring the designs on to fabric.
Full, illustrated embroidery instructions : The stitch types, DMC thread colours and number of strands to use are given in full for each of the 10 designs, as well as any additional instructions needed to complete the embroidery.
Reference photographs : Full-colour, close-up photos of each of the designs for reference when stitching.
Full-size designs : The 10 designs are given at actual size (100%) for easy home printing, but can be enlarged or reduced to suit your needs. The Sweet Hearts motifs range in size from around 21/2 x 21/2" (6.5x6.5cm) to 41/2 x 31/2" (12x9cm).
Reversed designs : All 10 designs are also given in reverse, should you choose to use the iron-on transfer method, and include a transfer test design.
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.