This is a fun original pattern I created from my love of illustrating hands. I think hands are so expressive and tell you so much about their owners. I love the idea of spreading joy. I wish it could be bottled and sprayed! Really all it takes can even be a smile from a stranger. It easy, free and contagious! It makes the world a nicer place to be in. Hand sewing is a relaxing form of therapy, great to indulge in when the rest of the world around you is going crazy. When you are finished with this project you will have a lovely keepsake great for hanging on the wall. The hoop makes a perfect frame! Slide some ribbon through the hardware at the top or just hang it on a nail. Prop it in a tiny easel to display your hard earned masterpiece! This pattern would be cute on jeans, a blouse, a dishtowel (think housewarming), a handkerchief, a tote or drawstring bag and so much more. I visualized joy as looking like the whole rainbow spectrum but you can choose colors that represent joy to you! This is a fantastic project for people who have some beginner knowledge of embroidery but can be enjoyed by anyone. I have left some room on the "spray" and the bottle for you to do some improvising but that is totally optional. This project has been completed in backstitch, satin stitch, straight stitch, french knots, detached chain (lazy daisy) and split stitch but feel free to add your own twists to it by picking your own special color palette and adding different stitches. Go crazy and add extra dots, dashes or even beads!
Please know this is a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD so you will not receive a physical product in the mail. This is an instant download that will be available to you immediately after purchase to be printed.
Your instant digital download will include:
** A color photo of the pattern which includes suggested colors and stitches.
**The pattern to be transferred to fabric. The pattern is sized to fit into both a four and five inch hoop. THE INSTRUCTIONS REFER TO THE 4 INCH HOOP SIZE BUT THIS CONTAINS A BONUS FIVE INCH PATTERN AS WELL. ***I HAVE LEFT SOME ROOM AT THE END OF THE 'SPRAY' TO IMPROVISE YOUR OWN STITCHES. IF YOU OPT TO DO THIS GET ONE HOOP SIZE LARGER TO GIVE YOURSELF EXTRA SPACE.
**A list of supplies and optional supplies that includes illustrations and photos.
** Three pages of instruction on different methods of transferring your pattern onto fabric accompanied by color photos.
**Basic instructions to complete the project, including how to make the backstitch, satin stitch, straight stitch, french knots, chain stitch and split stitch. (Feel free to visit me at www.pamashdesigns.com for more embroidery ideas, tutorials, and even some free printables.)
**Instructions on how to finish the back of the hoop.
There are four PDF files which include multiple pages within each document. To open the files you will need the most updated version of adobe acrobat.
** Please note the pattern is for personal use only, not intended for re-sale. Thanks so