Digital Pattern

Sturt's Desert Pea - i118 Digital

by Denise Mackey

Striking Australian desert flower featuring stumpwork elements and surface embroidery.

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One of Australia’s most spectacular and unique native species, the vibrant, scarlet desert pea (swainsona formosa), with its glossy black centre and soft grey-green leaves often grows in the brick-red soil of the vast outback, creating a spectacular carpet of vivid colour that can last many months.

Depicted here using surface embroidery and stumpwork, each growth stage; bud, flower and seed pod, is meticulously re-created with thread and wire in this fabulous plant study.

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
    Denise Mackey
  • Technique
  • Project Type
    Framed Embroidery
  • Publication
  • Issue Number
  • Pattern Pages
  • File Size
  • Finished Project Measures
    15cm x 14cm wide (6" x 5 1/2")

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