Thread Painting: Embroider with Pressed Flowers
Intermediate | 1 hour 11 min
Thread Painting: Embroider with Pressed Flowers
Connect to the natural world while you craft by using dried botanicals in your embroidery. Colorado artist Anna Hultin of OlanderCO Embroidery takes inspiration from plants, flowers, and the landscapes around her. In this class, she teaches you how to select and press plants, then use the back stitch and tulle netting to secure dried blooms and leaves to embroidery projects. These unique botanical studies are simple to stitch, make beautiful gifts, and provide a unique way to preserve special memories.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Embroidery hoops in a variety of sizes - Anna is using 7" and 9" embroidery hoops
  • 1/2 yard undyed cotton solid - Anna has hers cut into 2 10"x10" squares and 2 13x13" squares
  • 1/2 yard fine mesh tulle - Anna has hers cut into a 10"x10" square and a 13x13" square
  • Dried plants or fresh ones that are easily flattened for pressing
  • DMC embroidery thread in an assortment of colors to match pressed plants plus 1 skein of ecru for sewing on labels
  • A plastic bobbin for each thread color
  • Embroidery needle #5
  • Felt for backing
  • Cardstock for labels
  • X-acto knife and cutting surface
  • Sketchbook or paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery scissors
  • Printed PDF pattern
Learn how to:
  • Use dried plants and flowers in your embroidery work
  • Embroider the back stitch
  • Create realistic shading by blending thread colors
  • Select and press flowers
  • Finish the back of your embroidery hoop with felt

What you'll get:
  • Step-by-step instructions from expert embroidery artist Anna Hultin
  • 6 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and downloadable PDF embroidery pattern
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
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Crystal Birdsong
Awsome class!
December 29, 2022
Susan Alexander
I love to press flowers from my own garden. Thank you for a beautiful way to display them!
More than 3 months ago
Joyce Corley
Creative and different
More than 3 months ago