Whether roses, sunflowers, or daisies, floral embroidery makes a happy and colorful work of art that brings the outdoors in. Here are five essential stitches that will take your hand embroidery flowers to the next level.
1. Woven Wheel Stitch
While this stitch may look complicated, it's actually very simple to create! Use Woven Wheel Stitch to incorporate beautiful, 3D roses into your embroidery art.
Practice this stitch with a Rose embroidery pattern.
2. Satin Stitch
Satin Stitch is perfect for filling in flowers and leaves to create a smooth, realistic finish. Similar to coloring in a picture with a crayon, Satin Stitch achieves the same effect with embroidery floss. Pretty, huh?
Practice this stitch with a Cactus embroidery pattern.
3. Lazy Daisy Stitch
Lazy Daisy Stitch will help you create delicate daisy petals or leaves. It's faster than using Satin Stitch for flowers and will give your embroidery a whimsical look!
Practice this stitch with a Bee Kind embroidery pattern.
4. French Knots
Stitching French Knots is a great way to add small touches of detail to a floral embroidery piece. I love using French Knots to add tiny flowers, create textured flower centers, or stitch Queen Anne's Lace.
Practice this stitch with a Strawberry embroidery pattern.
5. Back Stitch
Back Stitch is of those fundamental embroidery stitches that can be incorporated in so many ways! I love using this stitch to create detailed outlines of flowers, stems, and greenery.