Wizard Post


This pattern has been retired as of May 2021. This post is for archival purposes only. Each of my PDF patterns and artworks are inherently protected by copyright. You may NOT re-create or copy my work; patterns may not be re-sold, distributed (in print or online), or shared.

"What does she mean, 'the normal way'?" he spat. "Normal for us," said Harry, and before his uncle could stop him, he added, "you know, owl post. That's what's normal for wizards." -J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

About the Pattern

This 8-inch embroidery design is inspired by the Owl Post shops in the world of witches and wizards, and is created with experienced embroiderers in mind. (But, if we're being honest, I think an ambitious beginner who is eager to learn could also handle it - the amount of satin stitch and detailed pattern tracing are the toughest parts!)

What's in the pattern?

In this 35-page PDF, you will find:

  • A detailed supply list, including links to my preferred small businesses that sell the best embroidery hoops and fabrics!
  • A complete list of all DMC thread colors used in this pattern, including color swatches
  • Pattern tips throughout
  • One black and white traceable pattern
  • One illustrated color guide
  • 7 pages of illustrated stitch tutorials with written explanations, so that you will learn all the stitches used in this pattern
  • Detailed instructions on how to begin and finish your hoop 
  • 16 pages of step-by-step instructions with accompanying photos that teach you how to successfully stitch this hoop

A little detail shot of this Owl Post hoop! Can you tell that I absolutely adore satin stitch?!

Am I able to sell items I make from this pattern?

No, Unlike my crochet patterns, I kindly ask that you do not sell anything you make from this pattern. Do not alter this pattern in any manner and distribute as your own. I strongly (but politely!) request that you give credit to my shop for the pattern and post a link if you share your finished hoop online. 

Help! I'm intimidated by embroidery!

First, take a deep breath! Each of my embroidery patterns includes a detailed stitch guide with illustrations and step-by-step instructions so that  you're able to learn each stitch with confidence. (YouTube is also a great teacher if you're a bigger fan of video tutorials!) Remember, if anything ever starts to look a little wonky, you can always use a pair of small embroidery scissors to carefully cut the stitches out and try again! Unlike many other art forms, very little in embroidery is irreversible. Mistakes are always a part of learning, so please do not become discouraged if you find yourself practicing stitches several times before you're happy with the result. (Plus, the more you practice, the better embroiderer you will become!) 

Where can I purchase this pattern?

You'll find this pattern available here in my Etsy shop, and it costs $15!

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