The William Scoresby Snowflake Embroidery Collection

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I'm so Thankful that you're here with me :)

Today, I am sharing

The Winter Snowflake Collection

These are easy and simple snowflake hand embroidery patterns!


When I had the idea for this collection,
I was inspired by Wilson Bentley, "The Snowflake Man"
Who was an extraordinary photographer & scientist
Who pioneered the art form of capturing
the fragility and impermanence of a snowflake.
During my research I came across the story,
observations and drawings of
William Scoresby junior DD, FRS (1789-1857)

I wanted to feature this remarkable mans efforts
by taking a few of his Snow Crystals,
and making them available
as an easy embroidery pattern.

These simple & graphic designs are really fast to stitch up and can be done in a variety of stitches.

These PDF Embroidery Patterns are available in single form, as sets of two & as an entire collection.


I used a basic back stitch for mine, you could also use any color of thread,
why not try a metallic thread or even a neon for a modern feel?!

Because these designs are so simple & geometric, they are perfect for young people to complete.
They'd be wonderful for your Year Round home decor.

About William Scoresby

William Scoresby junior DD, FRS (1789-1857)
was apprenticed to his father aged 13.
At 17 he was promoted to chief mate and
at 21 he replaced his father as captain of the Henrietta.
From the age of 17 he went to Edinburgh University to study
sciences, returning to Arctic whaling in early spring each
year. While at sea William junior studied the Arctic seas,
their climate, currents and biology.

In 1820 he published his Account of Arctic regions,
which remains a standard work on the Greenland Whale Fishery.

In 1822 he mapped a large part of the east coast of Greenland,
publishing his chart the following year.
William junior finished whaling in 1823, aged 33,
to train for the ministry.

Following his ordination in the Church of England,
Scoresby was the first pastor of the
Floating Church for seamen in Liverpool.
In 1832 he moved to the Bedford Chapel in Exeter
and in 1838 was appointed Vicar of Bradford.
In Bradford Scoresby tried to improve conditions
for factory workers and succeeded in founding
several Church schools for factory children.
Scoresby resigned exhausted from Bradford in 1846
and visited the United States before settling near Torquay.
Dr Scoresby made a lifelong study of magnetism in order to
improve the accuracy of the ship's compass. He experimented
with various grades of steel to improve the reliability of the
compass needle. He carried out experiments to discover the
effects of iron on compasses, which were growing less reliable
as the amount of metal in ships increased.
Scoresby collaborated with J P Joule in early experiments on
electro-magnetism. In 1856 he traveled to Australia on the SS
Royal Charter to measure changes in the angle of dip on either
side of the equator. *

A great collection of his published books on whaling, magnetism, arctic,
sea life & even the fair treatment of female workers in factories,
are all available for free public domain on Google Books here.

*Biographical details by courtesy of Fiona Barnard, Asst. Hon.
Curator of Scoresby Collection

I really hope you give these simple and SUPER EASY embroidery patterns a try!

Visit the Collection here.

Many Happy Hugs & Smiles,