DIY Embroidered Botanicals Project

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

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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).