April Stitch-along

This month’s SAL features another original pattern – a lotus flower and greeting in the Hindu tradition.

Supplies List:

1  8″ x 8″ swatch of fabric
Embroidery Scissors
Size 9 embroidery needle
Embroidery hoop
Embroidery floss in your choice of colors

My color palette

Tips and Tricks:

  • I’ll be using one thread throughout the design as I’m going to do some “needle painting” with that long and short stitch.
  • DMC 37965 looks a tad more blue-ish green in person than in the photo, so I’m hoping it will be a nice intermediate color between 964 and the white. Let’s keep fingers crossed on that one.

Want to know how to do the long and short stitch? Check it out here:

Stitches I think I’ll be using in this design include:

  • Long and short stitch
  • Straight stitch

Be sure to add pics of both your work in progress and your completed pieces on Instagram and tag #NewLeafSAL so we can all see what everyone is getting up to.

Most importantly, have fun! 

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Here’s your pattern for April:

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Stitch-along patterns are © New Leaf Stitchery and are for personal use only.
Please do not sell items made with this pattern.