Sylvan Garland, a woodland wreath

If Sylvan Garland looks familiar, it’s because this project originally appeared in Inspirations in Australia. But the magazine’s rights to exclusivity expired quite a while ago now and so I’ve created a PDF pattern for it. 

It's a light, fresh design that is fairly easy to embroider. The garland incorporates embroidered appliqué, which adds an extra dimension to the embroidery and is good for using up smaller pieces of your favourite fabrics.

At just under 40x40cm in size, it's a design with enough impact to work as standalone wall art or a feature cushion for the couch or perhaps a bedroom. 

The PDF pattern is available on Etsy and Craftsy

Embroidered insect #8: Anatomical Mantis

This delicately limbed fellow has been begging for an embroidered portrait, so here he is: Anatomical Mantis.

He's the eighth insect in my Anatomical range and a welcome addition with his muted hues of green, spindly legs and fragile wings.

The design is roughly the same size as the others in the range, which include an ant, bee, beetle, butterfly, dragonfly, moth and wasp

The PDF pattern is available as an instant download from Etsy and Craftsy.