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flower embroidery ideas to enjoy

June 2, 2021

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flower embroidery ideas to enjoy

I know just how many of you have enjoyed trying your hand at the numerous flower embroidery ideas we’ve shared on the blog. So I thought it might be helpful to collate them in one place. 

Flower embroidery ideas

How to make Embroidery hoop art with dried flowers

dried flower embroidery hoop art olga prinku

If you haven’t already discovered the wonderful Olga Prinku, now’s your chance! Olga has created a whole new art form – embroidering on tulle with dried flowers. Her creations are utterly beautiful and gaining a bit of a cult following. If you fancy trying your hand at creating your own dried flower embroidery, Olga has shared her simple step by steps over on the blog: How to make embroidery hoop art with dried flowers.

There’s also a helpful video tutorial here (with links to lots more in-depth tutorials): Dried flower embroidery video tutorial

To give you some inspiration, here’s a taste of one or two of Olga’s wonderful designs:

dried flower embroidery olga prinku autumn colours on tulle hoop art #embroidery #flower #driedflowers #hoop artdried flower embroidery olga prinku initial Jdried flower embroidery hoop art spring flowers olga prinku

Freehand machine embroidery with Poppy Treffry

flower embroidery freehand poppy treffry dark navy linen bright colour flowers #embroidery #flower #freehand #frombritainwithlove #poppytreffry

Love how this freehand flower embroidery by Poppy contrasts vibrant colours with dark navy linen. The design is inspired by sketches Poppy made at the Eden Project and brought to life by her vintage sewing machine. 

Join Poppy’s embroidery club

spring flowers embroidery club poppy treffry

This is such a popular way to enjoy embroidery along with Poppy herself. Offered seasonally, you can sign up for online tutorials, how-to videos, instructions sheets and templates as well as an option to have all the materials sent to you too. Get the spring embroidery club details. 

spring flowers daffodils embroidery applique tutorial embroidery club poppy treffry

Make your own kits

flower embroidery kit poppy treffry

Poppy also offers a really sweet collection of make your own kits, including this spring flowers embroidery storage pot project. And what about snapping up a bag of jolly Poppy Treffry fabric scraps?

Flower embroidery kits – favourites from Etsy

There’s so much flower embroidery inspiration over on Etsy. Here’s my own particular selection of favourites.

If delicate vintage-inspired embroidery is your thing, you’ll love Stitchery Studio Their beautiful kits include pre printed antique french linen, plenty of threads and full instructions suitable for beginners upwards.

summer flowers embroidery kit - delicate wreath design with garden country flowers

This is The Seasons Summer Wreath embroidery kit (above) and Spring Wreath kit (below).

spring flowers embroidery wreath kit diy

I also absolutely adore this Stitchery Sampler

flower embroidery stitchery sampler kit diy

What about this ‘She is beauty’ kit by Stitch with Skye?

she is beauty feminist flower embroidery kit etsy

You can choose the hoop colour (natural or black) and whether to opt for blank or pre-printed fabric. The kit includes all the materials you need and 100% natural unbleached cotton.

feminist flower embroidery kit etsy

Spring garden flower embroidery kit

How pretty is this country garden flowers embroidery kit by Natalie Gaynor Designs?

country garden flowers embroidery kit etsy

You can also buy personalised flower embroidery hoops – such a lovely wedding gift idea.

personalised wedding gift flower embroidery hoop art

How pretty are there embroidered roses?

embroidery roses

This Summer embroidery wreath is available to buy as a PDF pattern and it’s by Pixels and Purls.

summer flowers embroidery wreath pattern PDF summer flowers embroidery wreath pattern PDF

This pansies hand embroidery pattern tutorial by Emillie Ferris is exquisite – like painting with thread.

flower embroidery pansies pdf pattern tutorial flower embroidery pansies pdf pattern tutorial

Vintage flower embroidery

Etsy is also a great place to source original vintage embroidery. Vintage & Botanica is a great place to source them along with beautiful vintage fabrics and vintage embroidery craft fabric packs

The possibilities for re-purposing vintage embroidery are endless. As well as lavender bags and cushions, what about using pieces as appliqué decoration or visible mending?

How pretty is this apple blossom embroidery on vintage white linen tablecloth?

apple blossom flower embroidery vintage linen table cloth

I have quite a collection of vintage embroidered table cloths and the like and this has got me thinking. I have a really simple summer dress that I have had for years and love to wear on summer days gardening. It could do with a new lease of life, to be honest, so I’m wondering about adding a couple of pockets made from a pretty vintage embroidered linen tablecloth I never use on a table. If this goes well, I’m wondering about upcycling more of my sizeable stash of beautiful embroidered linen and cotton table cloths. Maybe making something new like a dress or bouse.

I’ve found these patterns on Etsy which I think might work well – what do you think?

This Liberty Bella Tea Dress would look lovely either with upcycled vintage embroidered fabric on the collar, or around the bottom of the skirt, don’t you think? I’m not sure I’m good enough at sewing to centre a panel down the front of the bodice, but that could look gorgeous too. 

liberty tea dress sewing pattern

I’m thinking that the sleeves would work well in vintage embroidered fabric on this Liberty Boho Shirt pattern:

liberty boho shirt sewing pattern

This Mabel Tiered Dress would also adapt well to use with upcycled embroidered fabric – possibly the bodice and bottom tier?

liberty tiered mabel dress little girl sewing pattern

I just love this vintage springtime wild flowers embroidery with bluebells, primroses and violets. It was stitched in the 1940s and feels like a moment captured in time. There’s something quite special about picking up and appreciating up close something made by someone else’s hand isn’t there? 

vintage embroidery bluebells primula violets on grey linen

Yumiko Higuchi

No blog post about flower embroidery would be complete without mention of stitching genius Yumiko Higuchi. 

mimosa flower embroidery yumiko higuchi

This Mimosa embroidery is taken from A Year of Embroidery  which includes 38 patterns that follow the seasons. From snow flowers in January to lily of the valley in May, seed pods in October and trumpeting angels in December, this book is suitable for embroiderers of all levels and has plenty of detailed diagrams and clear step by step instructions.

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Buy the book on Amazon here.

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3 Comments

  • marie-noelle Faure June 5, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    Toutes ces broderies sont ravissantes! Merci

  • Karen Fritsche July 4, 2021 at 2:53 am

    I love your website, everything is beautiful.

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