I’m a big fan of floral designs in my arts and crafts and embroidery is no different. I’ve collected some different designs available for digital download that I think you’ll love for the spring season and beyond (a couple with kits too), with a few that even step outside the traditional hoop.
This step by step tutorial for beginners from Diana Vingert is very therapeutic to watch. I love the loose style of embroidery used to give the bigger flowers a lot of texture and I think the design is great for practicing different kinds of stitches. A PDF of the design is linked in the video but does come at an extra cost.
The pinks and greens of this floral pattern from Little Stitchy Bee Shop really attracted me to the design and I think it’s so beautiful for spring. The digital download also includes YouTube videos and a thread colour guide for added instruction.
If you want to do something a little different with your embroidery hoops, then why not try turning your design into a clock! It’s a shame it doesn’t come as a kit with all the materials included, but Makebox & Co. offer a download that comes with photographic instructions and a handy stitch guide.
Another way to expand your embroidery horizons a little is to try stitching onto clothing. Give this tutorial from River Birch Threads a go and upgrade some old jeans with a new look. Their Etsy shop (CAN) offers a kit as well as just a digital download (both linked in the video) and they also have other designs available too, including ones with cute little toadstools too.
I have never seen embroidery done on transparent material before, so this kind of design was really new to me. I thought these mesh flower kits from Umsden (UK) were really whimsical and I especially liked the dandelion seeds blowing in the wind.
If you want to perhaps just embroider a small design onto a tea towel, handkerchief or pillowcase, then this mini embroidery of wisteria from Stitch Floral would be perfect to try out at this time of year. The PDF is free, so it could be a nice one to try if you’re not sure how much embroidery you want to do, and they also have designs focusing on other flowers too.
You can find more things to stitch in our Needlecrafts category.
Emma is an English teacher who travels a lot. Adventuring around the world is her passion, with Japan being one of her favourite destinations. She loves baking, photography, sweet treats, and all things Disney. If Emma was a Pokémon, she’d definitely be a Pikachu.