Guest Post: Free Elizabethan Strawberry Embroidery Project by Margaret Kinsey

Explore Elizabethan embroidery techniques with this beginner-friendly project designed by Margaret Kinsey: A Strawberry for Elizabeth I!

This style of embroidery is done in silk, metals, precious stones, particularly pearls and other beautiful sparkly things.

The stitches are varied from simple couching to braided stitches using gold metals. Elizabeth’s Strawberry is a beginning piece. Some of you may want to further explore this elegant period embroidery. This project is simple using padded diagonal satin stitch, create a lattice, couching, fly stitch and attaching beads and spangles.

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