Summer is finally on the horizon, and I don't know about you but I'm loving every second of the sunshine! This little hoop is the perfect pattern to stitch whilst you're soaking up some rays☀️
What you'll need:
A 4" hoop
A 6" by 6" piece of Pastel Yellow Cotton Fabric
Embroidery thread in DMC 725, 745, 3823 and 3855
An embroidery needle
A small, sharp pair of scissors
Whipped Back Stitch
Lazy Daisy Stitch
Transferring the Design
To transfer your design, first print off the pattern page at the end of this post. You want to place this over a flat source of light like a lightbox or window (if you have a glass table, you can simply use a light underneath). Alternatively, if you have a tablet you can transfer from that. Place your fabric in the hoop. Flip it over to the reverse side, so the fabric lies flush against your pattern. Using your chosen pen, carefully trace around the pattern. Once done, take the fabric out of the frame and put back in the right way round. I recommend using the pilot frixion pens, these can be removed with heat. Water erasable pens also work well.
Starting with the first line of text, use three strands of DMC 745 and stitch using back stitch.
Next, using whipped back stitch fill in the sunshine text with three strands of DMC 725, use a French Knot to dot the i.
For the flowers, using three strands of thread use Lazy Daisy Stitch to complete each petal. Variate the colours so all four colours are used across the daisies.
Use your preferred method to back your hoop, and you're ready to go!
Download the 'Hello Sunshine' pattern here: