Who can resist a rainbow? Put anything in color order, even your embroidery stitches, and instantly you've got something beautiful and eye-catching.
Use these colorful stitching projects to inspire your own embroidery. Some include patterns or instructions, while others will simply have you reaching for every hue, shade, and tint of embroidery floss you own.
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Embroidered Rainbow Pincushion
Rainbows are everywhere, and so are little strips of washi tape. This adorable pincushion combines those two things and creates a sampler of sorts too. The pattern and project instructions are available from Clover & Violet. You can also purchase everything you need as a kit.
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Rainbow Stitched Sampler
For those who are looking to learn some new stitches or practice old ones, a sampler is always perfect. And this one from Dropcloth comes as a pre-stamped piece ready to stitch. Kitty of Night Quilter embroidered the version you see here and is making a mini color wheel quilt with the finished stitching. She also shares a beautiful color palette of Aurifil floss.
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Cross Stitch Rainbow Blocks
If you are looking to do a bit of cross stitch, Tonya at The Crafty Mummy has a collection of free rainbow block charts for you. We love the classic rainbow colors she used and how they look like a little quilt when they are put together. Be sure to scroll down through the post to find all nine of the charts.
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Blackwork Color Wheel
Who says blackwork has to be black? Stéphanie Turcotte of My Rainbow Crochet created a color wheel that goes from deeper shades of color at the center to lighter tints at the edges, with each section featuring a different blackwork design. Notice how the design flows seamlessly between the colors.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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Rainbow Wrapped Hoop
This project isn't exactly embroidery, but it does use two favorite embroidery supplies: floss and a hoop. Visit Marie at Make and Takes to learn how to wrap up this rainbow hoop of awesome. It's a great way to make something with your kids too.
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Children's Art in Rainbow Embroidery
Have you ever wanted to preserve your child's artwork? Crystal from Little Bit Funky used her son's drawing as a pattern for this embroidery, then stitched it in rainbow colors. We're sure it would have been adorable in a single color, but using a full spectrum really brings the charming drawing to life.
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Raining Rainbows Embroidery Pattern
This happy cloud is bringing rain...and rainbows! It's a simple pattern that only requires running stitch, but we're quite sure that stitching those lines of rain will be very relaxing. Wendi from Shiny Happy World has this and many more colorful patterns and ideas for you.
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Modern Text Rainbow Stitching
The combination of a rainbow geometric background, text and fun sayings in these cross-stitch charts really caught our eye. They are fresh and bright, perfect for modern stitchers. Head to Imagine Gnats to learn more (and see the gorgeous selection of Cosmo embroidery floss she chose).