Context

This can be used as a wall hanger or table runner. Finished dimensions approx. 132 x 19 cm. Made on linen canvas (7 threads/cm). Embroidered using cross stitches and contour stitches. A remnant of linen yarn is tied on like tassels. The fabric is divided so that there are areas for embroidery, and areas where all the crossthreads are pulled out.

Forget-Me-Not

This is a design that I made in 2022. The finished size of the table runner is 37 x 75 cm. It is stitched on linen (7 threads/cm) with two threads in the needle.

The following colors have been used (flora-cotton / DMC):

XX / OO: 443 / 3839 (whole and half stitches) 
YY: 148 / 165 (whole stitches)
GG: 111 / 702 (whole stitches) 
Contour stitches: DMC E 301

The pattern was repeated 18 times. It is free – enjoy!

Snowdrop (Galantheus)

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A table runner made with DMC yarn scraps in various brown and golden colors. A few white stripes give some light to the embroidery.

The stripes are embroidered with contour stitches and the flower with whole and half cross stitches. Everything is embroidered with 2 threads in the needle.

Made on linen canvas (8 threads/cm), and the finished dimensions are approx. 128 x 23 cm.

Grandma’s Leftover Yarn

I have transformed a large amount of yarn scraps of different quality into an embroidered work: four panels, and a small tablecloth.

The panels are called: “Flowers”, “Pharmacy”, “Wood” and “Serotonin”. The tablecloth is called “Fragments”.

Each of the four panels measures approx. 118 x 32 cm. They can be used separately as a table runner. The tablecloth measures approx. 66 x 47 cm.

It is all made on linen canvas (8 threads per cm.), and is embroidered with two threads in the needle. Contour stitches are used throughout.

First, I divided the yarn scraps into four equal piles, sorted by size. The colors were also sorted.

It was fun to come up with a theme for each panel, and to stick to the pile of yarn scraps that each panel had been assigned.

The tablecloth stands out more clearly in the colors. There is only one shade for each motif. The panels have had all possible shades mixed together, and of large and small scraps. Then the colors mix, almost like when you paint.

Angel 2023

Here’s a “paper folding” inspired pattern!

Finished dimensions are approx. 95 x 22 cm. Stitched on linen canvas (8 threads/cm) with flora-cotton from fruzippe. DMC yarn can also be used.

Cross stitches are embroidered using two threads in the needle. Backstitches and contour stitches are embroidered using one thread in the needle.

The squared pattern is obtained by embroidering every other row with backstitches, and every other row with contour stitches.

Make rows of stitches and contour stitches at each end of the runner. The backstitches are pressed backwards, and the contour stitches forward. On linen canvas it is easy to do this using your fingers.

Enjoy!

Yellow DMC Remnant Runner

Finished dimensions approx. 130 x 30 cm.

Embroidered on linen canvas (8 threads/cm) with three DMC strands in the needle.

Whole and half cross stitches as well as back stitches are used.

The striped background is made with contour stitches.

The distance between the fields: 8 threads.

Distance to flowers: 6 threads.

The patterns are free – enjoy!

Runner of Red DMC Remnants (2023)

Size approx. 128 x 30 cm.

Embroidered on linen (8 threads/cm) with 3 partial threads in the needle.

Full cross stitches and back-stitches are used for the motifs. Contour stitches are used for the stripes in the background.

Use black thread to divide the fabric into 12 transverse fields. Mark where each motif should be placed.

Divide the yarn into cold and warm colors. The largest remainder is used for the motifs.

Embroider motifs from the center and out. This makes it easy to check that the pattern always fits.

For the background, distribute the warm colors in every other field. Then fill in the rest of the fields with the cold colors.

The pattern is free – enjoy!

Candy and Yarn

Finished dimensions approx. 132 x 30 cm.

Embroidered with left-over DMC yarn on linen canvas (8 threads per cm.) Use as many scraps of yarn as possible. Divide into warm and cold colors. Made with three threads in the needle – whole and half cross stitches and contour stitches.

The pattern is free.

Christmas Runner 2022

Finished dimensions approx. 83 x 23 cm on linen canvas (8 threads/cm).

Whole and half cross stitches, as well as backstitches have been used.

Made with two threads in the needle with flora-cotton from fru zippe.

The patterns (below) are free for you to use.