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Lunar Moon Phases Embroidery – Glow In The Dark!


I’m sharing my finished ‘summer stitching’ project – the Lunar Blossom pattern from CozyBlue. I bought this as a part of her kit club, with a 3 month subscription, after seeing it on her Instagram account. I love the pattern and it was so much fun to stitch; the outer loops are sashiko style, something I tried way back when as a part of my TSNEM (try something new every month) project.

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You can purchase the PDF pattern by itself* or this adorable DIY kit including all the supplies, with the pattern pre-printed*, which would make a great gift. The pre-printed pattern came with cream-colored floss but I wanted to try the glow in the dark kind! I questioned that decision after working with DMC “Light Effects” #E3747*, which I picked up at Jo-Ann Fabrics, because it was not super easy to use. I totally forgot about Thread Heaven*, which would’ve made it a lot easier (it’s a thread wax/conditioner that makes floss glide through things more easily).

It is hard to photograph glow-in-the-dark anything! I honestly don’t think the glow is strong enough to balance out the effort I put into the finicky floss, so I’d love to stitch this a second time but would definitely use cotton floss instead.

glow in the dark embroidery of moon phases embroidery

This was the first time I tried staining a hoop instead of painting it; I found this nifty stain pen that worked perfectly (mine is from Michaels but there is a similar one online here*).

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I always share progress photos on Instagram, and this project had some fun ones. It was pretty much my summer project; I carried it around town, in the car, and on my lap throughout our adventures.

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I’m really happy with how it turned out! My plan is to gift it to someone who celebrates the Winter Solstice – fortunately I know what that is, after writing this post about how to learn and craft for non-Christmas holidays, with kids.

moon phase embroidery with dark stained embroidery hoop

I’m wavering between buying the pattern and making a second one for myself or starting a new project, do you ever get like that?


My kids love looking up at the moon, so they will be sad to see this go. It would look amazing in a bedroom,or turned into a mini wall quilt.

I’d love to hear any glow-in-the-dark floss tips that you might have, seeing as I have an almost full skein left!

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  1. That is one amazing gift. I have been trying to find a different way to celebrate the holiday. But that is a part of bridging cultures & families 🙂 I would love that embroidery myself. I may have to give that one a try. I am obsessed with the moon and well the environmental aspects that moon has o us and our planet.

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