This Aquilegia flower, more commonly known as columbine or ‘granny’s bonnet, is a lovely study in botanical needlepainting embroidery. Learn how to subtly blend shades of colour and achieve a realistic effect, by adding outlines to your embroidery.

PDF pattern for instant download, no shipping required.  You are buying a digital file to download, save and view/print at home.

Skill level:  All

Project Size:   7 x 10cm (2,75 x 3,95 inches)

 You will receive

  • 3 PDF Patterns:  The pattern, a copy of Embroidery Essentials and the Stitch Guide.
  • A full list of threads and materials required.
  • Clear tracing outline actual size.

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 12 reviews
Thai Cuc
Magic blue Aquilegia

This is a very beautiful flower pattern, easy to understand instructions, thank you author.

A little beauty

I can't wait ti start this, I'm just collecting all the threads etc and I will read t start. The instructions are so clear I know I will have beautiful flower at the finish.

Margaret Whitmore
PDF Flower Aquilegia

I love this pattern. Clear instructions. Easily worked

Dorothy Graham
5 stars.

I love the PDF and the stitch guide is brilliant. I’m a beginner and this resource is so helpful for my learning.
Thought I didn’t like written instructions until I read this.

Alice S.

I purchased the DMC threads for this from Lakeside Needlecraft in England so I will have the finer threads they offer. I will be starting this soon. Love this design.