Here’s more info about this pattern, and a tutorial for hanging it up!!
Colors & Stitches:
For this pattern you will need some basic rainbow colors of 6 stranded cotton embroidery floss. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue and Purple. You will also need two other colors of blue- one a shade darker than the blue for the rainbow, and one lighter. Lastly, you will need a color for the words. I used a deep purple, but black would look nice too.
For each of the rainbow stripes, I recommend using 3 strands and a back stitch. OR I recommend 2 strands and a chain stitch.
For the cloud, use 2 strands of floss and a back stitch. The floss color on the outside is darkest blue, then the middle blue used in the rainbow, and then the lightest color on the inside.
The raindrops are made with isolated chain stitches in the lightest color of blue with 2 strands of floss.
For the words, use 2 strands of floss and back stitch. The photo shows it done with 3 strands, but I highly recommend using only two.
For fabric, I recommend using linen or a linen-cotton blend.
Print the pattern onto Sulky Interfacing.
Cut about an inch around the pattern, peel off the backing and adhere to your fabric.
Use whichever size hoop you prefer to hold the fabric and Sulky taut. I usually use a 5 or 6 inch hoop. A small hoop will cover part of the design, but it’s ok. You move it around as you’re working on it and all the folds will wash out later.
* You can find instructions for all these stitches and more in my free printable book of embroidery stitches.
* This pattern is designed to be displayed in an 8 inch embroidery hoop. Check out my tutorial on how to display embroidery in a hoop with a finished back.