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The Embroiderer’s Prayer collection | for the ultimate wall hanging

When creating a unique prayer appropriate for embroiderers I asked my daughter, Natalie, who has a doctorate in Theology, to paraphrase two significant verses of scripture. Her twin sister, Jenny created the graphics for me, so this is an unparalleled collection of designs. I hope that you will embroider this prayer and be inspired as well as being challenged by the truth behind it!

This is one of my favourite designs in the collection. I just adore asymmetrical designs like this one.

You can see the detail in the roses, and I have to admit that it took a long time to get the correct combination of colours to get the depth of these flowers, so please use the threads that I recommend in my PDF. I used a variegated thread for the lace and was pleased with the result.

This is a possible wall hanging which uses quite a few of the designs, and I think that they would be wonderful for a quilt too.

This diagram shows which designs I have used for the combination. If you embroider this wall hanging please please send me some photos. There are lace designs within the collection and when stitched out on tulle or English cotton net they make the perfect embellishment to add depth to your project.

In total there are over 100 designs in the Embroiderer’s Prayer collection. Why so many you may ask? Firstly there are five sets for five different size of hoops. You will notice that as well as the floral designs, which can decorate your prayer, I have included lace work for borders and corners, which can be stitched in subtle tones of ivory and pink, or just in one colour. I always like to include as many possible elements in a collection.

There are several ways to stitch out the prayer, and of course you can create your own version as the words are available on their own.

Or you may want to surround it with the lace frames and corners.

Of course you don’t have to embroider the prayer as there are plenty of other options within the collection.

Here is a combination that I just created! I first opened GFE-EMP-5-4 and just selected the first 4 colour ways to make a frame on a 360 x 260 hoop. I deleted half of the frame and moved it up as high as I was able.

I copied and pasted this frame below so that I had as much space as possible for the prayer.

To edit the prayer I opened GFE-EMP-3-9, GFE-EMP-3-10 and GFE-EMP3-11 and pasted them in the centre. This required a little editing to centre them all.

Now you could embroider the lace on the fabric, but you could also prepare the lace on tulle or English cotton net, beforehand and add it as a extra. The possibilities are endless. I hope this starts you on the journey to creating something special with these designs. The collection is available until the end of August 2020 for just $5.

View the Embroiderer’s Prayer collection here

Happy embroidering from Hazel

3 thoughts on “The Embroiderer’s Prayer collection | for the ultimate wall hanging

  1. Dear Hazel. I absolutely love your designs and am so glad that you share your creativity with all of us. When I look at my emails, yours if the first one I open because I am so excited to see your newest creations.I love the Embroiderer’s Prayer and I hope that one day you might consider using the phrase: “Be Still And Know That I Am God.” It is one of my very favorite phrases. As a matter of fact I used it on a tote that I made for my parish priest. She uses it to carry her mobile communion kit and Bible. I would dearly love to see what you would do with this particular phrase. Thank you also for the wonderful free designs you give to all of us. Be well and be safe and God bless.

    1. I have to be careful with scripture as most versions are copyright which is why I got my daughter to paraphrase the verses used in the prayer. There is a lot of embroidery for sale that breaks these copyright rules. Maybe a video to show you how to create your own words would be a better idea. I will put it on my suggestion list

  2. Simply beautiful with the gift of a devine message..expressing the gift and purity of life. Thank you Grace for your gift and sharing your God given gift. KS,USA

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