Digital Pattern


by Margaret Lee

An elegant and refined Japanese Embroidery study worked in illustrious silk.

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Revered by cultures around the world for its beauty and grace, the iris makes a perfect subject for this superb Japanese embroidery. Iris laevigata grows in water and features narrow, strap-like leaves of soft grey-green and refined flower heads of rich purple and golden yellow.

Worked onto textured silk fabric with flat silk, the embroidery is highlighted with aspects worked in gold and purple metallic threads.

There are forty-six techniques that form the basic building blocks for traditional Japanese embroidery. Each of these techniques has been given a definitive term that has become part of Japanese embroidery language. 

In the instructions, the stitching is described in a more generic way, however the Japanese embroidery term for the technique is also given.

About this Digital Pattern File

This product is a digital PDF file for you to save and print at home and, as a digital product, it is non-refundable. It does not include any materials or kit. Included are comprehensive instructions to create the project along with detailed step-by-step illustrations/photographs, a full list of threads and materials required, pattern sheet plus any relevant hints, tips and tricks.

Printing this Digital Pattern

To print the full-size pattern sheet you may need to select "tiling" as the print method. This will print in sections over multiple pages which you then stick together to form the full-size pattern sheet.

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Additional Information

  • Product Type
  • Designer
    Margaret Lee
  • Technique
    Japanese Embroidery
  • Project Type
    Framed Embroidery
  • Publication
  • Issue Number
  • Pattern Pages
  • File Size
  • Finished Project Measures
    23cm x 19cm wide (9" x 7 1/2")

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