Herbarium, pressed flowers embroidered

Last year it was terrariums, this year it’s herbariums.


I’ve not pressed flowers since I was child, when I did so with my gran using flowers from her farm garden. So it was a bit of a trip down memory lane creating the herbariums – embroidered and floral – for this pattern.

Embroidery stitches are especially well suited to nature, with many that effortlessly mimic flowers, leaves and stems. And so Herbarium came together quite organically, starting with the fishbone leaves that are so pleasurable to stitch. Fly stitch leaves are another favourite and so there are a few of those in there, and then some textural stitches to add dimension.

Herbariums are typically framed and so this one went into a hoop to create some hoop art. It’s an uncomplicated pattern with a feeling of lightness and ease of stitching about it, which you’ll easily finish in a day or two.

Herbarium is available as an instant download, PDF pattern from my Etsy shop.

Note: Craftsy is making changes and as a result, I’m not able to upload any new patterns to my Craftsy shop for now.