Easter eggs are a symbol of rebirth or renewal of life, and of Spring finally arriving after a long, cold winter. While many historians believe the symbolism of the egg is Pagan in origin, eggs have come to symbolize the rising of Christ, and are popular motifs for Easter decorations.Stitch along with me as I work this set of four brightly-colored embroidered Easter eggs using the new free pattern set.
The eggs are worked in a variety of basic embroidery stitches. Finish them as ornaments or embroidered them onto a table runner or napkins.
I've worked the samples on evenweave 32-count linen in variegated shades of stranded cotton embroidery floss (using 2 strands), but feel free to use your favorite embroidery threads on any evenweave or plainweave embroidery fabric.