What I love most about December, besides the beautiful sunrises that come with winter mornings (and also the brisk chill that comes with those cold mornings!), is that cozy-ing up inside lends itself to lots of stitching time.
Hmm….what to stitch, what to stitch?
How about not one, not two, but three new wildboho patterns?! Link to my Etsy Shop
I must admit that pattern writing is my least favorite part of creating a new pattern. So you might get a peek at one of my new patterns, like Botany, for instance, back in December of 2018 and not see the actual pattern until exactly one year later!
And a pattern like Plumage, which was released to my QuiltCon students back in February, doesn’t make an appearance again until 10 months later!
Or why Vermillion Blooms has been kept under wraps until today! I couldn’t risk sharing yet another pattern on Instagram without releasing it from the wildboho vault!
I am incredibly excited about each of these patterns and I have been eagerly awaiting this day!
You may have noticed that each of these patterns is solely embroidery and not fabric appliqué with embroidery, like my other pattern releases. That is an intentional choice that I made when creating these patterns!
I wanted to experiment with and show off what can be accomplished with a variety of threads and embellishments and dimensional embroidery. I feel that these patterns really showcase the creativity that can be unleashed with just a few basic supplies.
With Vermillion Blooms, I challenged myself to keep to a limited palette and evoked vintage Redwork embroidery designs while creating an updated pattern, full of whimsy. It was certainly a challenge limiting myself to just the red portion of the color wheel, but it was a fun challenge nonetheless!
I’ve also been updating my YouTube channel to continue sharing videos of the stitches that I knew I was going to be including in these patterns. If you run into any snags, feel free to check them out! I’m always open to suggestions of new content to include, so let me know what you want to see!
I hope you’re able to make room for some slow-stitching time this winter! Tag me on social media with whatever projects you take on…I love to see what you’re working on!