Making the August Gladiolus
Gladiolus is the birth flower for August! This unique plant is such a delight to see with its tall stems all filled with brightly colored flowers. Stitch this design for yourself or gift it to a friend who was born in August! The August Gladiolus is great for beginner and seasoned crafters alike.
Stitches in the August Gladiolus pattern
The August Gladiolus is filled with a bunch of flowers that work their way up the stems. All of these flowers are stitched with the backstitch to help us easily navigate the tight corners. Then, we used small backstitches for the centers with a French knot to reflect all the little stamin!
After the flowers were stitched, we added stems and leaves with stem stitch. To complete the points on the leaves, we stop and start up again to go down the other side. Learn more about going around corners with the stem stitch here. Finally, the whole piece is outlined with a light pink chain stitch.
To learn more about each of the stitches we used, including step-by-step tutorials with pictures, written instructions, and video, check out the embroidery stitches blog.
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The Birth Month Flowers Collection
For the 2023 Embroidery of the Month, we decided to do a series of Birth Month Flowers! Each flower is released in its correlating month (January Carnation in January, for example). All twelve patterns will have the same format and feel, making it a great series to do a quilt or other project with the collection.
Learn to stitch with a new embroidery each month.
Are you ready for some happy mail? With the Embroidery of the Month you'll receive a brand new, surprise Penguin & Fish embroidery delivered to your door each month
Stitch all of the Birth Month Flowers in 2023! Each month we'll release the month's birth flower. All 12 patterns will be similar in format and feel, making this the perfect collection to display together, or make into a quilt or other project. Plus, when you purchase the embroidery kit during the month of the release, you'll receive an exclusive freebie (while supplies last).
The Embroidery of the Month is about practicing your stitching and make something cute with the Penguin & Fish Family!