Embroidered Lavender Flowers

What better way to revel in the beauty of a garden than to recreate the vibrancy of seasonal flora? Embroidery is an age-old skill that can capture variations of light and depths of color, and the resulting artwork makes exquisite framed décor.

By Kazuko Aoki
March / April 2018


Photo by Josui Yasuda

Supplies Needed

• Lavender flower pattern
• Tracing paper
• Transfer paper
• Cellophane
• One 12-by-15-inch piece linen fabric
• Craft stylus
• One 12-by-15-inch piece single-sided, medium-weight fusible interfacing
• DMC embroidery floss No. 25 (368, 320, 210, 553, 3746, 3045, 646)
• DMC embroidery floss No. 5 (368)
• French embroidery needle No. 3 or 4
• French embroidery needle No. 7
• Thin sewing needle
• Embroidery frame (optional)


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