Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Stella By Starlight free biscornu pattern for Blackwork Embroidery

Free Pattern! For those of you who have used my tutorial - the pattern for Stella by Starlight is here for your enjoyment! Just click on the link under the photographs below. Blackwork motifs on both sides remind me of potted flowers in a Victorian Conservatory, stepping stones in the garden, night time in the glasshouse. I am listening to Vic Damone sing the song as I write this...

The 5 page PDF booklet includes two charts, for both front and back, as well as instructions for the blackwork and the Scotch Stitch border.

Stella by Starlight PDF Pattern Here.

Tutorial available - How to Make a Biscornu

The pattern above uses Weeks Dye Works threads in 1311 Taffeta on 28 count evenweave linen. The scotch stitch border requires even weave linen in order to work, but if you only have Aida, then you can replace the scotch stitch with a Rhodes stitch. This smaller biscornu is perfect for a scissor fob, door ornament, lavender sachet, etc. The patterns could also be used to create a needle case or Christmas ornament (especially as any dark color will look wonderful, even white on black linen is especially pretty).

More biscornu patterns are available in my shop - www.RainburstEmbroidery.etsy.com

Have fun with it,