"I help busy women reclaim their ‘me time’, by teaching them modern embroidery, punch needle and weaving. It’s wonderful to see them get so much joy, escapism and fulfilment out of putting themselves first and learning a new hobby. As a mum with two young kids, I’ve found it particularily heartbreaking seeing how families are being affected by the war in Ukraine. So I’m hoping that by sharing this uplifting pattern, the proceeds can go towards helping families in need."
By Aly Ploof started off as a digital space for Aly Ploof to share her art and embroidery creations. Over the course of a year, it has expanded to Aly creating and writing out her own PDF patterns to share her passion for embroidery with others. She hopes to continue expanding her small business and helping other creative spirits learn to colour with thread!
"Modern embroidery art allows me to turn my ideas into something tangible and authentic. It’s a way to share my heart. I draw inspiration from floral and botanical motifs, the beauty of warm, grounding colors and textures. My hope is that you feel inspired and encouraged to create a piece of your own and find enjoyment that comes with making something with your hands. Sunflowers symbolize optimism, joy, hope, and peace. It’s something we need every day, something the world needs now more than ever."
Bess is the founder and creative mastermind behind ‘Life with Bess’. In 2019, she plucked up enough courage to quit her full-time job to regain some work-life balance and weave in some creativity and started to build the brand that is ‘Life with Bess’. Perfect for beginners, this cute rainbow design is perfect for a nursery or as wall decoration in your home. You can customize the text and saying underneath the rainbow making it the perfect gift.
"Hello, I am Theresa from GetStitchDone. I hope my beginner friendly pattern helps you to relieve some stress and find some joy in creativity! Because the world is a little Sh*tshow right now, this feels like an accurate project!"
Celeste Johnston is a stay-at-home mama, life-long crafter, embroidery artist, and author living in sunny Austin, Texas with her husband and two children. She is the designer and stitcher behind Lemon Made Shop, and she creates uplifting works of art with needle and thread, featuring beautiful florals and plants, state and country outlines, and more. She recently wrote and photographed an embroidery DIY book, Freshly Stitched, which is available online wherever you buy books. And, keep an eye out for Sunny Stitches, her second book with all new projects, available Summer 2022.
Tatum Luckham, the maker behind Threaded by Tatum, creates beautiful beginner friendly embroidery patterns and kits that are inspired by nature to encourage women to take time for themselves and connect with their creative side. Her ‘Whimsical Blooms’ Embroidery Pattern is a celebration of early spring through the beauty of embroidery. This downloadable PDF pattern is made to fit in a 5-inch embroidery hoop. With detailed instructions, helpful illustrations, and lots of close-up photos to demonstrate the process, this pattern is suitable for stitchers of any level.
Brynn&Co. is an Embroidery brand based on the Sunshine Coast in Australia. Their passion and desire is to uplift and encourage others through their modern, original and unique designs. From Embroidery kits to digital patterns, they will guide and equip you so that you too can create beautiful things. Shop their range of products at brynnandco.com you can also follow Brynn&Co. on Instagram @brynnandcoshop where they share embroidery inspiration daily!
Frequently Asked Questions
How will I access the patterns?
After processing your payment, you will be immediately given a link that will direct you to a page with the PDF's that you will be able to download separately. You will also be emailed a link to this page.
Do these patterns come with instructions?
Yes, all of the patterns contain instructions on how to make the pattern, including the design template. But each pattern is unique and created in each artist's style and format. Not all patterns will include actual stitch technique tutorials.
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