Monstera Leaf – A FREE Embroidery Pattern
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The other day I woke up with an itch to paint, an itch that wouldn’t go away. I knew exactly what I had to paint.
A leaf from the Monstera plant.
Sometimes I’m a crazy plant lady. I found a Monstera plant waiting for garbage pickup at the end of summer, and a frost was on its way. I didn’t need another plant, especially not one that big. But my inner self wrestled with the idea that if I left the plant outside to the elements, it would surely die.
I hate to see plants die.
So I wrestled the gigantic plant inside my car and went home with it. I repotted the plant and broke it apart to share with someone else. I kept the smaller part of the plant.
The leaves of the Monstera plant are absolutely stunning, and I love the shape. I just knew the leaves would make a great first attempt at painting a leaf.
What do you think?
The painting wasn’t even dry before an idea came to me. I needed to get out the DMC floss and stitch this too.
I liked how the pattern turned out, so I stitched it three times. Once on ecru with green to look more realistic, and for the other two I wanted to experiment with redwork embroidery and blue work embroidery.
I think the green one is my favorite of the three but the finished products will give my mom something to play with in her quilts. She uses the embroidered pieces I make to put into the quilts that she makes for battered women’s shelters and for the homeless.
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