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The April Birth Flower is the Daisy
The Birth Flower for April is both Sweetpeas and Daisies. I decided to go with Daisies as they make beautiful and versatile designs for hand embroidery… Hope you enjoy!
Daisies symbolise innocence, love and loyalty so a great choice as a gift for a loved one.
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- Fabric – 10×10 inch ( a 100% cotton is a great choice for a lot of embroidery.)
- Calico – I use this as a stabiliser behind my main fabric when stitching.
- DMC Embroidery Floss
- Frixion Pen for transferring the design.
- Needle and Scissors.
- 5 or 6 inch embroidery hoop
You will also need the Pattern Template…
Daisy Pattern Template – available from the link at the bottom of this post.
Stitching your daisies…
Once you have the template downloaded (from the link below) – transfer the daisies on to your fabric ready to stitch.
For the Daisy petals choose 2 contrasting colours – one for the main colour and the second for adding some contrast over the top. I chose a pink/purple combination. I used DMC stranded threads – 2 strands for all the stitching.
Satin stitch each of the petals, working your way around the whole flower.
When all the petals are satin stitched in the main colour, take 2 strands of your chosen contrasting colour and stitch long vertical straight stitches around the flower – 2 on each petal and sometimes in between the petals where there is a gap.
Using a third colour, straight stitch around the centre of the flower (as in the photo). This will just add a little bit more interest to the flower as a whole.
Finally stitch some french knots to fill the centre gap to complete the flower.
For the stems, choose a green of your choice and Stem stitch down the main stem and then satin stitch the leaves.
For the second daisy, I used the same colours but just switched them around for a different effect.
So there you have it, these daisies would look wonderful as brooches, on cards, or as a simple wall hanging.
Free Template Files for the Daisy Flower Design…
Get the password for the FREE Resource library with the Daisy template file here by filling out this form: