Yesterday I shared my new fabric collection with you, Dutch Treat. Today I’ve got more to share…embroidery patterns! Recently I’ve rekindled my love for hand stitching and created two patterns to coordinate with Dutch Treat!
Inspired by the hex signs of the Pennsylvania Dutch, I wanted to create designs to serve as a welcome to friends coming into your home. Both designs can be stitched then framed in the hoop to be displayed in an entryway or front hallway of your home. They could also be stitched to a pillow front for your family room. I think these would be awesome gifts to make for a new homeowner as well!
Dutch Bird is shown here stitched to felt, but it can be stitched to cotton as well. It uses just 4 basic embroidery stitches and the pattern comes with an illustrated stitch glossary to help you out. And look how nicely Dutch Birds coordinates with Dutch Treat Fabric!
Dutch Bunny includes a bit of felt appliqué in it’s design. This uses the same basic stitches as the bird with the addition of a blanket stitch around each appliqué.
That’s not a typo, Wilkom Freinds is the Pennsylvania Dutch way of saying “Welcome Friends”! Both embroideries include artwork for both the English and PA Dutch way of saying it. You choose!
(I don’t speak PA Dutch, but I did a little research and found out that it’s a dialect of German/Deutsch. Several hundred years ago when the Amish and Mennonite came to America, many of them settled in PA. The communities around them believed they were speaking “Dutch” so they started calling it Pennsylvania Dutch and the name held.)
Both the Dutch Bird and the Dutch Bunny embroidery patterns are now available for purchase in my Etsy Shop! I think embroidery projects are awesome for summer because they are portable! Easy to pop into the tote you take along to the pool or with you on a road trip.