little lavender stitchery

Designer Terry Loewen is sharing a perfect weekend stitchery with Create & Decorate readers. Simple stitches and minimal color changes create this sweet piece that may be finished into a framed piece, or even used to dress up a plain towel!

What a perfect way to welcome summer!

lavender stitchery

designed by Terry Loewen


For product information, see sources below.

DMC embroidery floss in No. 4065 and No. 4240 (use one strand for design)

Muslin or similar fabric, a small piece

Wichelt Imports

28 ct. linen in No. 76W White

No. GBFRM10 5” x 7” frame

Embroidery hoop

Alphabet rubber stamps and brown ink (optional), double-sided fabric tape, embroidery needle, foam core (a 5” x 7” piece), washable fabric marker

Stitch detail


See pattern below.

1. Transfer design to embroidery linen, then place in hoop.

2. Stitch flowers with 10 – 12 wrap bullion knots, stems with stem stitch, and leaves with a daisy stitch.

3. Stamp “lavender” on muslin (or transfer the letters as a pattern), then sew a running stitch.

4. Place double-sided fabric tape on foam core and stretch design over tape and around to back; secure with a bit of tape.

5. Place completed piece in frame.

Drag the pattern to your computer’s desktop to print an accurate pattern size. Otherwise, you will need a frame larger than 5″ x 7″.

Sources of supplies


The DMC Corporation

(973) 589-0606

Wichelt Imports, Inc.


One thought on “little lavender stitchery

  1. This is a sweet little embroidery. We have lots of lavender in the area, too. So this would be really nice 🙂 🙂 Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather 🙂

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