Welcome to this month’s Freebie Friday
The July Birth Flower is Larkspur.
There seems to be quite a few different meanings associated with the flower however the one that stands out to me is that it symbolises enjoying life.
They look gorgeous in all different colours and many individual colours have meanings of their own so this can be a great way to make something truly unique for someone who celebrates a birthday in July.
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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, in colours of your choice. I used a mix of lilac, purple, pink and burgandy.
- Frixion Pen for transferring the design.
- Needle and Scissors.
- 5 or 6 inch embroidery hoop
You will also need the Pattern Template…
First you will need to access the FREE Template Download from my Pattern Resource Library – you can access this through the link at the bottom of this post.
Once downloaded, trace the design on to your fabric.
I used DMC floss and stitched with 2 strands throughout the design.
With green, start by stitching all the stems in split stitch.
The colours I chose to stitch my flowers in were a mix of lilac, purple, pink and burgandy – choose your colours and start stitching with the centre flower.
Chain stitch the flowers on either side of the stem working your way up from the bottom to the top.
To create a thicker looking flower, stitch the outer layer of chain stitch in the same colour on the same flower.
Continue stitching the rest of the flower stems with chain stitch in the same way to complete the design. These are really nice and simple to stitch but look so pretty when completed.
If you stitch these Larkspur flowers , snap a photo as I’d love to see your creations! You can send me photos at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will include them here with your permission. I love to see your photos!
Free Template Files for the Larkspur Flower Design…
Get the password for the FREE Resource library with the Larkspur template file here by filling out this form: