I have been working on a collaboration with Red Circle Crafts to create an embroidery class sometime in the near future. If you're not familiar with Red Circle Crafts, you should really check it out. It is a great resource for Portland crafters who want to learn a little something new or would like to connect with other crafty types.
Karen, the creator of Red Circle Crafts, asked me to create a few simple embroidery patterns that would help folks learn a few different stitches, and I thought it would be fun to share those patterns here on the blog. The first up, in honor of Earth Day, is this lucky little four-leaf clover.
Each of the patterns fits into a 5" embroidery hoop and uses stem stich, running stitch, and satin stitch, my three favorites. Sublime Stitching has some great stitch tutorials for anyone who needs a little help. And, of course, if you're local to the Portland area, keep an eye on this blog for information on the upcoming class. I'll be sure to post here as soon as I have details.