Dolphins symbolize peace, protection, hope and good luck.  They are thought to be the link between humans and nature.  Delphi the dolphin is stitched in vibrant shades of turquoise, teal, blue and white in padded satin stitch, long & short stitch and other Whitework techniques.   This design is reproduced from an original artwork by Janine Cawthorne, Tennessee USA.  See her Etsy Shop.

This pattern is a digital pattern for instant download. 


Whitework with colour embroidery project ready for you to stitch.  Create your own beautiful piece of embroidery by following the simple, step by step instructions and full colour photos,  provided in this PDF pattern. You are buying a digital file to download, save and view/print at home, does not include materials, no items will be shipped.

Skill level

ALL.  Suitable for beginners although it is recommended that if you have not done this embroidery before you try one of the free tutorials first. 

Project Size

18 x 14 cm (7 x 5.5 inches)

 You will receive

  • The pattern and instructions - 30 pages.
  • Embroidery Essentials
  • Embroidery Stitch guide. 

You will need

  • Fabric
  • Thread
  • Needles
  • Hoop


Purchase an iron on transfer for this pattern.

Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to preview and store this pattern. 


If you would like more information, on the technique, preparation and materials plus my own hints and tips, you can find a copy of my Handbook here.


Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Cathy Quinn
Always the best

Her designs are the best I have ever worked with. Clear and concise directions with beautiful results. Her customer service is unmatched.

Sue Kurunczi
PDF Delphi The Dolphin

I love the pattern I have not made it yet as I still have to get the colors. I would have given 5 stars if I could have purchased all the colors needed in one easy pack for the pattern. I hope this is an option in the future as I would buy lots more if it was easier to get the colors. Thank you for a great pattern.

Dolphin whitework with colour

Trish Burr’s designs are always perfect, expertly explained and a joy to embroider.

Carla Bravo
Delphi the Dolfin

I really enjoy doing this pattern. Although the instructions are good I find it helpful to have some of her books for more information. “White Work with Color” explains the dot stitch in more detail.

Sally Lackey

Hi Trish...I'm having soooo much fun stitching your Dolphin. The colors are beautiful and your directions easy to follow. I'm about 2/3-3/4 done and can't wait to finish happy dolphin and frame her.
I've also been working my way through your "Whitework with Color" book and loving your designs in it. Thanks so much for sharing your inspirations!
Sally Lackey
Bellingham WA USA