The versatile free charted design can also be worked on placemats and the ends of a runner, or use the individual motifs to embroider napkins for your Valentine’s Day table, or make embroidered paper gift tags and place cards.
Download this free Anchor Me pattern from the Speckless Blog to create a hip, edgy Valentine project that’s sure to get the attention of your sweetheart.
The anchor would look great worked in basic embroidery stitches and framed in a hoop, or stitched to the front of a tote bag.
Over on About.com, the embroidery guide has posted a new SAL (stitch along) featuring a set of three Paisley Redwork Hearts.
The design is being worked in DMC Embroidery Floss in color #115 – a variegated garnet thread that alternates between dark and medium red and garnet tones, and has an antique effect.
The individual heart patterns are destined to be finished as ornaments that would make great gifts for your stitching friends.
…and check out this terrific All You Need is Love design using frayed fabric and plastic-coated wire combined with embroidery from Camilla Fabbri’s Family Chic site.