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Embroider Bugs with Coral & Tusk

Martha Stewart Living, February 2013

Ready to try embroidering? Stephanie Housley, founder of Coral & Tusk, provided templates for some of her spring collection. She gave each pattern a paint-by-numbers treatment and says you need little more than needles, floss, a hoop, and intuition.

"For all the embroidery I've done, I still don't know the terminology," she says, laughing. Even so, outlines on the designs here can be done with a backstitch, and colors can be filled in with a satin stitch or a long-and-short stitch. For how-tos as well as other instructions on transferring the pattern to fabric, download the templates. (Open our PDF in Adobe Reader or Acrobat Pro to print.)


Comments (9)

  • psegu 21 Apr, 2013

    I had no problem printing. Turned out perfectly.

  • mariamariposa 11 Mar, 2013

    I too am so disappointed. Did it really have to be all bugs?

  • Saranewell 16 Feb, 2013

    Hello...? The link is broken... Does anyone monitor this site?

  • donnaking 15 Feb, 2013

    I think the link must be broken ... I got the 404 error as well.

  • Alaskanell 15 Feb, 2013

    I also got the 404 Error message. Was very interested in these designs, I would have loved to have tried the designs for a young boy's quilt .

  • makeitgr8 15 Feb, 2013

    got a 404 error message - was able to look at templets earlier ... now nothing.

  • CynthiaDarlow 15 Feb, 2013

    I had trouble downloading the images for the embroideries as well. Help ?

  • DeloRadioDays 3 Feb, 2013

    I only see the bugs. Is there a way to download the templates for other of these designs?

  • OLeary NC 29 Jan, 2013

    After reading the article and seeing her cool illustrations, I could hardly wait to go online to find the samples of her Spring Collection she was sharing with readers to create. Alas, four different beetles/bugs was not what I had hoped for, but her attention to detail is impressive.