Digital Pattern

Plums and Honeysuckle

by Susan O'Connor

A favourite of the Elizabethan embroiderer, these plump purple plums and sweet golden honeysuckle reflect the rich colouring and ornate design of embroidery from this era.

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The heavy globes of plum fruit are worked in a myriad of tiny French knots in several shades of purple and blue.

The white flowers have detached petals and a fluffy centre of tufted stamens.

Padded satin stitch creates a perfect lustrous surface for the honeysuckle flowers and a hovering bee echoes the rich orange colouring of the berries.

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
    Susan O'Connor
  • Technique
    Surface Embroidery
  • Project Type
    Framed Embroidery
  • Publication
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  • Pattern Pages
  • File Size
  • Finished Project Measures
    17.5cm x 12cm wide (6 7/8" x 4 3/4")

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