This has to stop, a free embroidery pattern
August 28th, 2021 was when I first heard Eric Clapton’s new song, “this has gotta stop” and it inspired me to create this piece. Music motivates me, and this piece made me mad about the whole covid stuff going on in this world.
It’s Free Pattern Friday, again!
For this pattern, I used DMC 321 (red) throughout because I am trying to create some red work for something a little traditional, yet something that has a modern up to date look.
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Item’s for completing the pattern:
- Water soluble pens to transfer the pattern (these are my favorite)
- Muslin or any fabric will do
- Embroidery scissors
- Light box or sunny window
You may not share Eric Clapton’s opinion about Covid, but I’m sure you are getting sick and tired of having Covid jammed down your throats every time you turn on the tv, radio, or open up a website. It’s maddening! This is more about free speech than anything.
If you watch the video that’s embedded above you’ll see spirals and x’s on the incredible artwork. That artwork inspired me to draw a picture of a lady with spirals and an x where the mouth should be because it’s exactly how I feel.
Normally I would never take someone’s art idea and use it as my own, but I feel as if my drawing aligns with Eric Clapton’s message, and I’m going to call it, “fan art.”
I won’t claim a copyright on this because it is “fan art” but it does fall under the “fair use” policy part of Eric Clapton’s copyright on the song and video.
I am offering the pattern to you as a PDF to download for free. I will make no money from this pattern because I do not want to earn money from this, it is simply a piece of fan art. I believe in Eric Clapton’s message and I want to offer the pattern to others as a way to support him and spread his message. I would encourage you to buy Eric Clapton’s songs and attend his concerts. Remember, we vote with our wallets.
Instructions for use:
- Tape pattern onto a light box or sunny window
- Center fabric over pattern and tape in place
- With a fabric, marker trace the pattern onto the fabric
- Carefully remove the tape from your fabric and pattern
- Place pattern in hoop
- Stitch with desired threads
- Remove from the hoop when finished
- Dissolve fabric marker pen marks in warm – hot water
- Iron stitched piece
- Frame or use as desired
If you are looking for another “redwork” pattern, I’d like to suggest this one for your next piece. Click Here