Fiddlehead Fern – Free Pattern Friday
It may not seem like it right now, but pretty soon those fiddlehead ferns will be popping out of the ground. I find if fascinating to watch them unfurl over the course of just a few days.
There are about 120 different varieties of ferns in Michigan alone, and about 10,500 in the United States. How experts even begin to identify all these varieties is beyond me, they seem so similar looking in most cases.
Anyway, here is your material list and pattern:
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Here is your materials list:
- DMC 580 Medium green for the spiral
- DMC 319 Dark green for the grass
- DMC E168 Metallic thread for the dew drops
- Embroidery hoop
- Muslin, or your choice of fabric
- Fabric scissors
- Embroidery scissors
- Embroidery needle
- Embroidery transfer pen (I love these)
- Light box or sunny window
Instructions for getting the pattern onto fabric:
- Save PDF pattern (below)
- Print PDF pattern in the size you want (i.e. – 8×10, 5×7, 4×6, etc.) (I printed this one on “5×7”. More on that here.)
- Tape pattern to the light box or sunny window
- Tape the fabric you want to stitch on over the pattern, being careful to center your design
- With embroidery pens, trace all lines onto the fabric
- Carefully remove tape from the fabric and pattern
- Place fabric in hoop and stitch
If you need help resizing the PDF patterns, here’s a tutorial.
For more plant patterns, visit Plant and Leaf Embroidery Patterns – Nana Bumblebee