Making of the January Carnation
The first pattern in our Birth Month Flowers series is the January Carnation. The carnation is a sweet flower with dainty petals that's available in many colors. We wanted this to be represented in the embroidery pattern, so we chose a variety of colors for the flowers as well as the leaves and stems.
"Flower of Gods"
The scientific name for these flowers is Dianthus Caryophyllus which means “Flower of Gods" in Greek. This unique flower has a natural pink color, but through a selective breeding process they can now be found in any color you'd like - blue, red, white, orange, green, and more!
Designing the pattern
Follow along in the video below as I walk through the design process for the January Carnation on my ipad. I use the ProCreate App for this part of the process!
Stitching the January Carnation
When choosing the stitches for this pattern, we wanted to pick stitches that would give texture to each part of the flower, while also being practical. This is why we chose the backstitch for the petals, as this stitch is best for those tight, rounded edges. We then used the split stitch for all of the leaves and stems to give a different texture that still flowed with the entire peice. Finally, we framed the flowers with a beautiful stem stitch. Follow along with the video below to learn the stitches we use in this pattern!
Buy the pattern!January Carnation Embroidery Kit
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!