Despite all of the weird things happening in the world around us, 2021 was a pretty good year. There is so much to be thankful for – being well, spending time with family, gardening, stitching, enjoying the outdoors… I spent a lot of time at home and it was nice to be able to dedicate extra time to hand embroidery – designing, stitching and contemplating new projects.
My 2021 Temperature Stitch is finally finished and will become a two page spread in my embroidery journal. I’ve designed a “legend” which ties in nicely to the colours I used for each temperature range.
This was the first year long, daily stitching project that I’ve taken on and I enjoyed spending time each day recording the temperature and embroidering each little petal!
If you are curious about my journal project, check out my most recent post (link below)
The journal is nearing completion and it is very exciting seeing this project become a reality. It is much larger than originally planned and a “Volume 2” is in the works!
I’ve updated the design for 2022 and have also included the design template for the legend. Feel free to download and share! The files are at the bottom of this post.
Here’s to 2022! I made a compilation video of the project through the year! Enjoy!
Make your own Temperature Stitch for 2022!
Create your own design that reflects the changing temperatures throughout the year.
A temperature stitch is a year-long embroidery project that you add to each day. Record the high and low temperature every day of the year and finish one petal. Over the course of the stitch, you can see patterns and anomalies occurring as the temperature dips and rises. You can record temperatures on a weekly basis and finish one flower per week (7 petals = 7 days).
This is a surface embroidery project (not counted) which can be done in any assortment of embroidery stitches. Back stitch, satin stitch, French knots, lazy daisies, chain stitch, etc. You choose what stitches you would like for petal or flower – this is a great way to learn new stitches!
Fifty Two Flowers – pattern template
Fifty Two Flowers – Legend template