Lavender: embroidered miniature

Lavender: embroidered miniature

Let's continue stitching our spring miniatures! Today we take on Lavender :)


This one is probably one of the simplest and I have to warn that the next miniatures are going to be a little more complicated, so take the opportunity to stretch your embroidery muscles!

Here's the full list from this project:

  1. Lavender

Today we are going to use only two stitches: split stitch and lazy daisy stitch. So if you're already familiar with them, this miniature will be just a piece of cake for you!

Lavender: embroidered miniature

Lavender: embroidered miniature

Lavender: embroidered miniature


Hand embroidered lavender tutorial


The link to the PDF will be at the end of the post.

Lavender: embroidered miniature

1. First, we stitch the stems of lavender flowers. I'm using split stitch and 1 strand of floss. Working split stitch with only 1 strand of floss can be pretty tough if you're not used to it, and the line might seem too thin, but in fact, it fits the design perfectly. Split the two merged fibers of the strand as you go. However, if you don't link split stitch, you can easily substitute it with any other line stitch.

Lavender: embroidered miniature

2. Still using split stitch and 1 strand of floss in the needle I'm filling in the leaf shape. First, the outline and then gradually filling it from the inside. I'm using 1 strand of floss here because wanted the leaf to have the same “weight” as the stems. But if you're okay with making it a tidbit heavier and speeding things up a bit, then you can opt for 2 strands of floss here.

Lavender: embroidered miniature

3. Now it's time to stitch the flowers themselves. I decided to work them using lazy daisy stitch. It's easy and fast, but if you want to add a bit of dimension and make it more realistic, you can use bullion knots like in the tutorial at the end of this post. I'm stitching the flowers with one color first...

Lavender: embroidered miniature

4. And then throw in the second shade, filling the gaps.

And your Lavender flowers are ready!

Lavender: embroidered miniature

It is VERY quick to stitch! You might break a record, haha. In the end, nothing feels as good as stitching a little something in just one evening :)



Next up is Primrose! Stay tuned!