DIY Embroidered Botanicals Project

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By Yumiko Higuchi

This rose and daisy motif is perfect for adding to the edge of a tablecloth. Follow along with this do it yourself embroidery project.

Photo by Shinsaku Kato

This design features a soft woolen rose and a repeating pattern of small daisies. Feel free to change the colors as desired. This pattern makes a lovely addition to the edge of a tablecloth.

    • Work satin stitch unless noted otherwise.
    • Use 2 strands, unless noted otherwise.
    • The number in parentheses is the number of strands, followed by the color code or name for the thread. “A” denotes Appleton crewel wool thread; for all other stitches, use DMC No. 25 embroidery floss.


Yumiko Higuchi is an embroidery artist who studied design at Tama Art University in Japan. After graduation, she worked as a handbag de-signer. When she started exploring embroidery as a hobby, her passion for needles and thread grew quickly, and she began creating embroidery patterns. This article is excerpted with permission from her book Embroidered Botanicals (Roost Books).

Published on Mar 24, 2020