Today I challenged myself and embroidered a clover flower! I love incorporating bullion knots in my embroideries and I figured what better way than to use them with this project.
Supplies you’ll need:
- embroidery hoop
- embroidery floss (DMC)
- something to transfer your pattern with (these markers or this clear stabilizer works well!)
We’ll only be using a few stitches for this if you’d like to see how to do them:
How to Make the Embroidery Stencil
I made a loose drawing with my water soluble marker for this flower. It doesn’t have to be detailed. I started with a small circle and made some markings for where the petals were going to go. Then I drew the stem and one leaf shape!
Embroidery Tutorial Video
Step By Step Embroidery Instructions
I started out embroidering the leaves at the top of the flower. I used color 3033 and made some satin stitches. I left the very bottom petals un-stitched because I’ll be using the pale pink color for those.
The bottom petals are satin stitches with color 152. I then went back in with 2 strands of color 3012 and made straight stitches through each of the petals to make it look like the stems of the little flower petals.
I went back and added a few straight stitches with 3033 in between the pink petals to give the flower a bit more dimension.
For the center of the flower, I added bullion knots using color 3033. I staggered them and stitched them at slightly different angles and filled up the blank space.
For the stem, I made two rows of back stitches with color 936.
I drew a line down the center of the leaf so that I could make my stitches stay nice and even. I then made satin stitches at a diagonal down both sides of the leaf with the same color, 936.
Hope you enjoy!