Prick and stitch flower pattern. Download it free.

Monday 4 August 2008

I have just designed a prick and stitch flower pattern for visitors to the Prick And Stitch Is My Craft web site. You can use this simple design to try out the embroidery card making technique.

My prick and stitch flower card.

My prick and stitch flower card.

I have used Kreinik metallic thread in green, red and gold on a hammered white card. The stem and flower outlines are worked in stem stitch. The flower centre and leaves are worked in crossing fill.

The sky, petals and grass are coloured with Dovecraft Decorative chalks. These come in a palette of solid colours. You use small balls of cotton wool to apply the chalk. The chalks are great for getting delicate effects.

If you would like to try the pattern you can download it from the following link:

Download free flower pattern

The pattern is in a PDF file and you will need Adobe Reader to view and print it. Adobe Reader software can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website.

If you are new to prick and stitch card making there is a useful illustrated guide to the technique on the Stitching Cards web site called “How stitching cards are made“.

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14 thoughts on “Prick and stitch flower pattern. Download it free.

  1. Bonny

    I like the way you have enhanced the stitching with chalk colouring. I can’t wait to try it.

  2. barbara

    This looks a very effective, simple pattern and will not take long to finish. All good points when teaching a 9yr old, I hope! I’ll let you know how we get on.

  3. Judy

    A nice simple pattern. I have used small items from other patterns in much the same way and also used chalks for infill as they can enhance the finished pattern.

  4. Catherine Rand

    Thank you for the free stitching cards – I think the flower one with chalk colouring is superb. I have recently got back into ‘sewing’ cards again so these new patterns are a bonus for me

  5. Nicky Fleming

    David
    My seven year old granddaughter found this pattern really lovely to do for her mother’s birthday. Thank you for some great patterns keep them coming!

    Regards

    Nicky Fleming

  6. Anne Evans

    Lovely, lovely flower pattern – will be so useful for most occasions, especially birthdays and get well. Best wishes. Anne Evans

  7. Susan

    Loved this flower and can’t wait to try it myself. You make it look so simple but elegant.

  8. Cathy Wells

    Thank you so much for your free patterns. I always like getting new patterns but especially if they are free. I have been stitching cards for years and ejoy it most of any craft that I have ever done. Thanks for sharing. Cathy Wells

  9. Pam

    Thank you for sharing this simple flower pattern – I especially like it for it’s simplicity and love the chalking which enhances it.
    I am just trying to do a bit of Prick and stitch and to find a pattern which was not too complicated has been difficult.

  10. Kate

    Love the simplicity of this design. Can these designs be used on cards that are to be sold? What about copyright?

    1. DJ Post author

      The patterns can be used to produce cards for personal pleasure and personal giving. They are not intended to be used for cards that are to be sold.

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