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April Pattern Club: Cactus Desert

This April my husband and I were planning to spend a long weekend in Joshua Tree. Thanks to the coronavirus, our trip was cancelled. And, I'm not going to lie, I was pretty bummed for a while. I've never been to Joshua Tree before and I was looking forward to exploring all that magical desert has to offer. So in honor of my trip that didn't quite happen, I created a warm desert landscape scene featuring three tall cacti.

Like many of you, I've been cooped up, trying to figure out how to balance working from home, spending more time than usual with my partner, and the overall stress and anxiety that has sprung up due to the virus. I'm thankful my family and I are safe and we have day jobs that are flexible to accommodate this crisis. I'm also thankful I have embroidery. In these stressful moments, it's been a true gift to spend a few minutes stitching.

I'd like to invite you to join me in practicing mindfulness and embroidering this month’s pattern.

Pattern Club members will get to try the back stitch, satin stitch, reverse chain stitch, French Knots, the seed stitch, and the fly stitch with this wanderlust inducing hand embroidery design.

Like all Pattern Club designs, this digital pattern is packed with photo and written instructions that walk members through the entire project step-by-step. From how to select fabric and place it in an embroidery hoop to how to create each stitch and finish the embroidery in the hoop-it’s all included.

Pattern Club is great for beginners looking to learn embroidery and for advanced stitchers wanting to practice different stitches and to learn new tips and tricks.

Have questions about Pattern Club? Check the FAQ here.

Looking to stitch a pattern from an earlier month? Find all individual Pattern Club PDF patterns here.

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