Leaflet 26b in the Needlework Development Scheme’s series “And So To Embroider” includes several projects and ideas for designing with leaves.
- Pattern for a square cushion (the embroidery designs for this project are on the cover of the leaflet)
- A curtain for a book shelf (using leaf shapes directly from nature)
- A trolley cloth (using sprigs of leaves)
- An embroidered work bag (using designs cut from paper. (See “And So To Embroider” 11b and “And So To Embroider” 12b for details on designing with paper).
- Scroll stitch embroidery
- Portuguese border stitch
- Raised chain band
Modern Embroidery Tutorials
The following are some video tutorials on working the embroidery stitches covered in this leaflet