Take Up Space embroidery by Pretty Strange Design


  • 6-page digital pattern PDF
  • Size 5 crewel/embroidery needle
  • 1 multi-pastel chalk pencil in dark grey
  • 5 skeins of DMC floss: 367, 434, 741, 922, 3078
  • 1 spool of DMC Diamant gold thread (D3821)

Optional additions:

  • Kona solid cotton fabric in Orchid, precut to 8 in/20 cm square
  • 1 FSC-certified polished beechwood embroidery hoop, 4 in/10 cm diameter


Finally, a plant you can’t kill.

This design is scaled for an 4” embroidery hoop but can be scaled up or down to fit your project needs. All Pretty Strange patterns are designed to make sense in a variety of contexts, from wall art to clothing to tote bags. Pretty Strange patterns are a great way to add new life to old clothing items, or vintage and secondhand fabrics you have on hand.