It has been a while since I have had the pleasure of introducing a new embroidery pattern collection which makes it even sweeter to be able to do it today. So, Introducing...Wind & Water: a collection of hand embroidery patterns inspired by Japan! Available at the SeptemberHouse Webstore and in the SeptemberHouse Etsy shop.
What was the hardest part of designing this collection? Narrowing down my ideas of course. I found that to be the case when I made the Stitches del Sol and the Scandistitches pattern sets as well. Once you start wandering through the subject matter is it impossible not to get a little lost (in a good way!)
My wanderings for Wind & Water lead me to origami papers, silk kimonos, family crests, woodblock prints , japanese gardens (swoon!) and more. Now you can see how one might linger a little longer, right?
I hope I harnessed a tiny bit of the grace and wonder I found in my research for these patterns and that people will enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them. I tried to include something for everyone here - some simple designs for beginners and some more complex designs for those who want to go a bit farther with their needlework.
Four of the embroidery patterns are round but the last one is set up as a continuous design. It lines up on either side so that it can be expanded and go on and on and on... like the ocean. Your fingers might go numb if you wander too far though!