Four Elements embroidery stitch practice sampler pattern - PDF pattern - Craft ritual

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This listing is for an instant download PDF embroidery pattern, that will become available after check out, it is not for a physical product.

This pattern is a stitch practice sampler pattern, several often used embroidery stitches are used in this pattern so you can practice them. The pattern also comes with the stitches written into it, so you know which ones to use where.
The stitches to practice are:
- Back stitch
- Satin stitch
- Running stitch
- Chain stitch
- Stem stitch
- Split stitch
- Fern stitch
- Lazy daisy/detached chain stitch
- French knot
- Fishbone stitch
- Woven rose wheel
It is a very easy and simple pattern, meant for beginner stitchers.

The pattern is a depiction of a small Four Elements altar decoration and I created a small practical spiritual ritual to do while you stitch this pattern. It is an easy way to combine art and creativity with practical spiritual ritual. Embroidery is especially suitable for 'artcraft', a form of practical spiritual ritual or spellwork, because it is very visually evocative and descriptive and a slow mindful handcraft that eases your concentration at the same time. For spiritual crafters, embroidery is a wonderful tool to set your intentions while stitching, to help you center and weave your blessings into your work, either for yourself or to give to a loved one you want to bestow positive energy on.

This pattern fits nicely into a 21 cm/8 inch embroidery hoop. You can scale up or down to fit your needs.

The embroideries shown in the photos are done with two different embroidery floss brands, one is done in all DMC flos and one is done in hand dyed Cottage Garden Threads, which is an Australian mother-and-daughter team made brand, that are available in the Netherlands from the embroidery webshop Atelier Soed Idee, which is where I source mine.

If you need tutorials to see how to do these stitches, check out my Lovely Links Directory for links to several sources for embroidery tutorials.

After check-out you will receive for download an English and Dutch PDF file that contains
- The pattern to print
- Instructions and information for a simple ritual to call on the Four Elements
- A guide to the materials to use for this embroidery
- Full instructions on how to stitch each stage of this pattern with photos
- A stitch guide on my most used stitches with written instructions alongside graphs on how to work these stitches
- A guide on how to trace your pattern to your fabric
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All these instructions come in an English language file and a Dutch language file.

This is a PDF download only, so you will need to source your own fabric, embroidery floss, needle, embroidery hoop, and either dressmaker's carbon paper or a tracing pen that can be washed/ironed out.
This can all be found quite easily online. For Dutch customers, send me a message if you need tips on where to find these, or go to my Lovely Links Directory.
Please also make sure that you have a PDF reader (e.g. Adobe Acrobat), and access to a printer.

Send me a message if you have any questions or need any help.


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