National Parks Embroidery Series

In October 2021, our family took a road trip through the northern US National Parks: Grand Tetons NP, Yellowstone NP, and Glacier NP. We also visited various state parks in Montana and Idaho.

This embroidery series combines different techniques and ideas. They are united by a similar color palette and architectural strokes in the background.

I designed these patterns based on photographs that I took myself. Since I was stitching on the road, these use a light and extemporaneous style of design. After practicing on paper, I sketched the general outlines directly onto my fabric, and then filled in the design free-hand, using the reference photo for detail.

embroidery from Grand Tetons National Park

Grand Tetons

embroidery yellowstone national park


embroidery of Montana state park

embroidery detail of mountains in Glacier National Park