Let's create a rainbow wall hanging with Easy Hand Embroidery Stitches for Beginners. I have been embroidering and stitching since I was young. My Gran was the OG crafter, teaching me all types of crafts back in the 1970s, and embroidery was at the top of her list of favorites. The satin stitch is the easiest to learn for beginners because it is just a series of straight lines stitched onto fabric with an embroidery needle and embroidery floss. I love the boho modern vibe of this rainbow wall hanging using just the satin stitch.
Hand Embroidered Wall Hanging
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Here's what you need to make an Embroidered Wall Hanging:
- Anchor® Embroidery Floss Spools – Snow White 0001; Crimson Red 0046; China Rose 0054; Violet Light 0096; Cobalt Medium 0132; Sapphire Medium 0161; Parrot Green 0255; Canary Dark 0291; Tangerine 0925
- Anchor® Stitchable Felt – White
- Jumbo Craft Sticks, Two from Dollar Tree
- E6000 Fabri-Fuse Liquid Fabric Glue
- Embroidery Needle
- Needle Threader
- Cross Stitch Grid Pattern Printable – download below
Here's how to create a Hand Embroidered Rainbow for Beginners:
To start the Rainbow Wall Hanging with Hand Embroidery Stitches, gather all supplies. I love the new Anchor® Embroidery Floss Spools. The floss rolls smoothly off the spool and doesn’t tangle or knot when pulling out a length to work with. Storage is neat and tidy with spools, no more piles of tangled floss. Anchor® Stitchable Felt is perfect for beginners because the 7 squares per inch grid is already laser cut into the stabilized felt, so there is no need for a hoop.
Download and print the 7 squares per inch cross stitch grid that I found on the Stitch Point website. Fill in your design with markers or colored pencils prior to starting to stitch. You can see I made a few adjustments as I went along. Having a plan will make the stitching easier.
Referring to your pattern, fill in the rainbow colors with long straight satin stitches starting with pink. Secure both ends with knots, then continue on with red, orange, yellow, green, and light blue. My rainbow pattern is 10 squares wide, on each side by 7 squares tall. I graduated the top two rows of the light blue stitches.
Fill in with the indigo blue Anchor Embroidery Floss on a spool by filling in the other half of the light blue satin stitches. Complete three rows that are 10 squares wide, and then graduate the next five rows making each row one square shorter. The Anchor Stitchable Felt makes counting the holes to complete the pattern quick and easy for beginners.
Finish the Hand Embroidery Satin Stitches on the rainbow wall hanging by filling in the remaining rows with purple Anchor Embroidery Floss, securing at both ends with knots. I love the modern vibe that this squared-off rainbow wall hanging gives off.
The jumbo craft sticks are 6″ long, so measure the Anchor Stitchable Felt to 5″ wide and carefully trim both sides with scissors. Cut the top edge leaving two rows of squares or four rows of holes. Attach the jumbo craft sticks to the top and bottom edge of the rainbow wall hanging with E6000 Fabri-Fuse Liquid Fabric Glue, and set aside to dry. Measure and cut a 24″ length of White Anchor Embroidery Floss, fold in half, knot at both ends, and then attach to the back of the wall hanging with E6000 Fabri-Fuse. Set side to dry.
Rainbow Wall Hanging with Hand Embroidery Stitches
Anchor® Spools are available 438 solid colors and 12 multi-colors on 10.9 yard (10 m) spools, which is 25% more floss than skeins. Plus 20 popular colors are available on a 32.8 yard (30 meter) spools. Use their handy Anchor® color chart and conversion tool for shade recommendations for all cross stitch and embroidery patterns. And the spools are made from polypropylene which is a Class 5 recyclable.
Laura has created the most adorable Satin Stitch Embroidery Hearts on a Flour Sack Towel which is the perfect project for beginners. Get the complete details on her blog Me and My INKlings along with a TON of other quick and easy craft projects, hand-drawn printables, and halfway homemade recipes.
Lindsay from Artsy Fartsy Mama wanted to add a bit more color to her sewing space, so she put together this “Sunshine & Rainbow” embroidery design that makes her smile every time she looks at it. This is a fun and simple embroidery project that both beginners and pros alike will enjoy.
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Too busy to make this right now? Pin it for later! I'd love for you to pin this Rainbow Wall Hanging on Stitchable Felt project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
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