The latest pattern in my “Botanical Wreaths” series is the “Calendula Wreath”. A lovely autumnal wreath featuring gorgeous orange calendulas, golden leaves, and sweet red berries.
It is a bit on the simpler side than some of the other wreaths in the series, making it very accessible to beginners. Only basic stitches are used, yet you will achieve a beautifully delicate finish by using only 1-2 strands of floss at a time. No long & short stitch this time, so if that’s not your thing, this pattern will be perfect for you! The calendula petals are stitched and blended with satin stitch. The golden leaves are worked with a closed fly stitch, which is a simple yet interesting way of stitching leaves.
Here is what the pattern includes:
This pattern comes as a 20-page downloadable PDF pattern, including everything you need to know to get started and successfully complete your project. It includes:
- The pattern outline to transfer (as well as the reverse transfer if you prefer)
- A list of the materials & tools you’ll need
- A Stitch Guide to show you the different floss colours and stitches
- A Stitch & Colour Diagram to help you interpret the pattern outline
- Step-by-step Stitch Tutorials for all the stitches used in the pattern
- Relevant info on how to prep your project: preparing your hoop, how to start your stitches, etc.
- Step-by-step instructions with photos to guide you through each part of the pattern
- Tutorial on how to finish the back of your hoop, if you wish
The pattern is written with beginners in mind to ensure you have all the information you need for a successful project. However, the “Calendula Wreath” pattern is also perfect for more advanced stitchers – just grab a cup of tea and relax as you immerse yourself in the delightful autumn shades. Whatever your embroidery level, this pattern is a lovely slow-stitch project full of the little joys of autumn.
Designed for a 6″ or 7″ hoop – finished embroidery measures around 5.1″ x 5.1″ (13 x 13 cm)
The majority of the stitches in the “Calendula Wreath” pattern can be found here in the Stitch Library, if you wish to practice before trying the pattern!
Happy stitching dear friends!