Sunday, May 24, 2020

Next free pattern in the keep calm series

Here's number 2 in my keep calm series. It will be free until June 24th so get it while you can :)

I traced this design using a Micron pen in sepia. When it came time to do the butterfly dashes, I just did dots. You may want to leave them off and free-style the dashes. I did the same with the dashes around the heart.. I traced the rest of the pattern as shown.

Here's an explanation of the stitches I did. The most obivious difference is the outline stitches. Instead of the dashes I couched floss. This was easy to do since I just made small dots with my pen. The heart was done in chain stitch. The butterfly has 2 rows of outline/stem stitch, single feather stitches in the wings, and tiny single straight stitches for the antennae. The center of the flowers are buttonhole wheels, the petals are filled with straight stitches and French knots. The petals, leaves, and text are done in back stitch.

I'm having trouble with my printer. It's smearing everything I print on fabric. This all-in-one is not as good as my old Canon that was just a printer. I don't know if it's the way the fabric/paper is pulled thru or if it's the ink I'm using but it's driving my crazy.

In case you missed my post on the drawing classes I've been taking I wanted to mention #johannabasford, Johanna's web site again. My design was inspired by her classes. She's doing a live class Monday thru Friday on her Facebook page. They are about 1/2 hour. Some are drawing and some are coloring. There are more free classes and printables on her site on the Happy Place page. The drawings she's sharing would be fun to do as embroideries if you wanted to work on something larger.

Sorry if you didn't get last month's pattern. Look for another next month and remember the patterns are only up for 1 month. This one will be up for free until June 24 and then it will be replaced with a new one.Click on the drawing then right click to save it to your hard drive.

©Billie Jo Heisler 2020
All rights reserved

I drew this design by hand then used a software program to edit it.
Please consider the drawing copyrighted. You have my permission to print copies of the drawing in any size for your own use but not to share or sell. If you want to share the pattern please link to the blog pages.
The embroidery design is my own. I have not knowingly copied anyone else's work.