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I just finished another hand embroidery design that I’m sharing with you today. I used the long and short stitch to make these pretty butterflies. Not only did I get to try out a new stitch for this project, but I also got to try a new stitchable mesh fabric from DMC.
To make this butterfly embroidery hoop, you’ll need:
- free butterfly pattern – instructions to download are at the bottom of this post
- thin permament marker
- 8 inch embroidery hoop
- DMC Stitchable Mesh
- DMC Embroidery Floss : BLANC, 535, 3325, 828, 774, 3823, 776 and 3713
To transfer the design, I used a very thin permanent marker. Just put the mesh over your pattern, and trace. The dotted lines in the middle of the wings are guidelines for your long and short stitch. Start by outlining the entire shape with a split stitch and then do a long and short stitch to fill it in. For the colorful butterflies, do a single row of white, a single row of the lighter color, and then fill the rest of the wing in with the darker color. Stitch over your split stitch to hide it.
The center of each butterfly is a satin stitch that I also outlined in a split stitch before filling it in. You can’t be very precise with your stitches since there is sort of a larger weave, but the butterflies still turned out beautiful!
I’m excited to try out more things with the mesh fabric!
If you love embroidery as much as I do, make sure to check out all of these blogs for new patterns and ideas. Everyone will be sharing projects using DMC’s new cork, mesh and cuff products.
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For more tips and information about working with DMC’s stitchable mesh fabric, be sure to watch this video:
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