The Eye of Hopeful Skepticism embroidery by Pretty Strange Design


  • Downloadable digital pattern with optional stick-and-stitch pattern on dissolvable stabilizer
  • 1 size 5 crewel needle (choose nickel-free or high-polish)
  • 7 skeins DMC cotton embroidery thread: 211, 310, 605, 666, 801, 996, 3865
  • 1 skein DMC Light Effects Floss: E3821
  • Optional: Kona cotton premium quilting fabric (8 x 8 in./25cm). Shown in Black.
  • Optional: 4-inch embroidery hoop
  • Optional: white transfer paper (not needed if you selected the stick-and-stitch pattern)
  • Optional: double ballpoint tracing stylus (for use with transfer paper)
  • Optional: needle threader
  • Optional: embroidery scissors or snips


This eye is surrounded by a hopeful heart, but also squints with a healthy amount of skepticism and wondering.

Dimensions: approx. 3 in./7.6cm wide. Shown in a 4-inch hoop on black fabric, but this design also works beautifully on clothing or as a patch.

Available with a dissolvable stick-and-stitch printed pattern. Suitable for beginners.