January 1, 2012

Patterns: Jacobean Leaves

Jacobean Leaves cushion

Jacobean Leaves cushion by Kel Fletcher

Ooh I love it when pattern designers I haven't noticed before post to the Embroidery Flickr pool, so it was a real treat when I checked in this morning to find this beauty. Jacobean Leaves cushion by Kelly Fletcher is a Jacobean crewel work pattern, the pattern also includes instructions on how to make the piece up into a cushion. I love crewel work patterns and there aren't that many out there, so it's a pleasure to discover a new source. You can find the pattern here, also check out Kelly Fletcher's other beautiful patterns, I particularly like the Celtic Leaves pattern. Kelly Fletcher's patterns range from beginner to advanced (Jacobean Leaves is listed as intermediate) and include crewel work, applique and beading. Some of the pieces are intended for framing but as with Jacobean Leaves, those that are intended to be made into something, Kelly gives instructions on how to make the item to.

Kelly also publishes a quarterly hand embroidery digital magazine featuring what look like lovely embroidery patterns, you can find further details about the magazine, called The Stitch and Thimble, here.

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  1. Thank you so much for this post! It's already sent new customers my way and started my stitching year off on an unexpected high. Take care and keep up the good blog, Kelly

  2. I'm so glad you posted Kelly's beautiful pillows and the links to her patterns and magazine. Love this!