Springtime inspiration …. a free hyacinth embroidery pattern for you
The finished result !
My dormouse in teacup tea cosy draw ends tomorrow (so if you haven’t entered you’ll need to be quick!) I was looking back at the photos I took nearly 3 weeks ago and was struck by how much my hyacinth bulb has grown since then. In January it was just a fat green spike ….
And look at it now!
I love to have bulbs in the house at this time of year … they seem to bring that still far-off spring a little closer. They are fleeting though, much anticipation, then at their best for just a few short days and gone again. But not this year! Here’s another lovely hyacinth. This one’s a beautiful pink and is currently adorning my upstairs landing ….
And do you recognise it below? (In spite of my not very good photography!) I love it so much I have turned it into embroidery …
Yes, it’s my favourite vintage linen mangle cloth and feedsack scraps again! I used my artistic licence (cough cough) to change the teacup to a floral pattern. The teacup itself is an appliqued feedsack scrap embroidered in stem stitch and satin stitch. I created created borders on two sides of the embroidery using feedsack scraps again. I deliberately just suggested the lines of the saucer as I wanted attention to focus on the hyacinth and teacup. Here’s the line drawing I made for the embroidery transfer below. Click here for a free full size version to download ….
If anyone does decide to sew this design then I’d love to see some photos .. I think it would look great in blues as well as pinks. Meanwhile don’t forget to enter my free draw if you haven’t already done so … I’ll be announcing the result on Monday.