By Aneela Hoey
It's grown-up playtime! make a choice from greater than a hundred unique embroidery designs, hand-drawn with a contemporary tackle unfashionable variety. Aneela Hoey's illustrations are revealed on move paper to exploit and reuse—tear out the web page, trim out the layout, iron it down, and sew away! research eleven effortless ornamental stitches plus suggestions for including texture, then embroider those captivating photographs on 12 whimsical and functional initiatives, ideal for keepsakes or presents. tasks comprise a toddler cover, cushion covers, cozies for jars and tissue containers, and extra. Embroidery is the ideal handwork to take alongside at any place you cross!
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Extra resources for Little Stitches: 100+ Sweet Embroidery Designs • 12 Projects
46 PROJECT 6 FRESH FLOWER HAIRPINS Replace your jewelry with these fresh flower hairpins to add an instant boho vibe to any hairstyle. 47 What you will need fresh blooms (small to medium flowers such as these purple scabiosa flowers work well) bobby pins scissors or garden shears 3–5 inches of florist wire and 3–5 inches of florist tape per hairpin 1: Clip the stem of the bloom, leaving approximately 2 inches from the base of the flower. Prepare to secure the flower to the bobby pin by cutting a 3- to 5-inch piece of florist wire.
38 11: Once you have added in all of the blooms and are ready to finish the ends of your crown, create a loop with the end of the moss-covered wire. 12: Wrap the excess moss-covered wire around itself beginning at the base of the loop and moving backward toward the flowers, covering any loose wire. Repeat on opposite side. 13: Wrap the base of the flower crown with florist tape to cover up any sharp wire ends, ultimately making the finished crown more comfortable to wear. 39 14: As you wrap the base of the crown with florist tape, pull it tight and move in a spiral motion from left to right to make sure it looks as clean as possible.
52 What you will need greenery such as seeded eucalyptus or rosemary small neutral flowers such as the ranunculus used here a bold statement bloom like this bright yellow tree peony scissors or garden shears a 20- to 24-inch strand of moss-covered wire 4–6 feet of florist wire 1: Create the base of your flower crown using a piece of fresh rosemary approximately 3–4 inches long and wrapping it to the moss-covered wire strand with florist wire, moving in a spiral motion from left to right. 53 2: Add 1–2 more sprigs of greenery to the bundle and wrap everything together from left to right with florist wire to create a growing chain.