Today I am (excitedly!) kicking off 10 weeks of the Boho Embroidery Stitch Along tour with some of my favorite makers!
Each week of the Stitch Along Tour, I will feature a maker who has stitched up a project from my newest book: Boho Embroidery: The Pattern Collection. I’m most excited to share with you the variety of ways that the patterns from my book can be used. Each pattern in the book can be used in one of two ways: either as a fabric collage design or as a straightforward embroidery pattern. My goal in writing this book, was to create a patterns that could be as unique as each person who picked up a copy of the book and felt the urge to create!
To kick off…or rather, stitch off, the Stitch Along (!), I wanted to share with you one of my favorite patterns from the book: the Steampunk Bee.
Here is the Steampunk Bee hoop in all of its steampunk fabulousness! This pattern allows you to have fun with things like gears and watch parts and whatever else you might feel the urge to add.
BUT, what if you wanted to use this pattern as an embroidery sampler?
Well, now you can!
Here is the pattern worked up with just seven embroidery stitches: six of the embroidery stitches that you can find in this book (and one bonus stitch from the first book!)
- Scalloped Buttonhole Chain Stitch
- Spanish Knotted Feather Stitch
- Lattice Stitch
- Woven Filling Stitch
- Wheatear Stitch
- Bunched Couching
- Feather Stitch (from Boho Embroidery
I used a combination of Koigu KPPM yarn and Eleganza Perle Cotton in sizes 5 and 3 to stitch this up. The beads in the Lattice Stitch are size 8 seed beads and I buy them from Fusion Beads…they come in so many colors!!
The beauty of a project like this, is that you could choose to stitch it with the stitches that I used here or you can pick completely different stitches and colors and you will create a hoop that is all you!
Each of the patterns in this book can become a pattern for you to use as a stitch sampler, just like this!
I can’t wait to see what you all will create!
So, be to check out what each of the makers has stitched up for their week on the Stitch Along and follow along for lots of Boho inspiration!
Also, check out these hashtags to see lots of behind the scenes pictures from the Stitch Along:
Boho Embroidery Stitch Along Tour Schedule:
Sept 14: stitch-off with Nichole wildboho
Sept 21: stitch with Kristen @bobbypinbandit
Sept 28: stitch with Jessica @euphoria_jessica
Oct 5: stitch with Anne @lolliandgrace
Oct 12: stitch with Lee @maychappell
Oct 19: stitch with Sarah @hisarahwatson
Nov 9: stitch with Cheri @tinkerellen
Nov 16: stitch with Felie @london_and_granger
Nov 23: stitch with Tamara @tamaramakeshandmade
Nov 30: stitch with Jessica @blueskycrafter