Friendship Rocks or Pebbles. An easy embroidery project to complete in no time!

Difficulty level Beginner
Time to Complete Evening


Friendship Rock
Friendship Rock

You will need:

  • Dissolvable stabiliser
  • Rocks or pebbles.
  • Mettler Poly sheen embroidery thread
  • Black Permanent marker
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Download the free embroidery file with 5 designs.
  • An Embroidery Software programme to resize designs and print templates.
  • The Artlink Software is a free Embroidery Software download and will be able to handle this task.

Picture: Friendship Rock

Use Embroidery software to Plan correct sizes

  • Print out templates of embroidery designs
  • Change design sizes to find the appropriate size for each rock or pebble

Picture: Friendship Rock

Prepare embroidery motifs

  • In order to save time, add as many designs into one hoop as possible.
  • Hoop the dissolvable stabiliser.
  • Complete embroidery.
  • Remove embroidery from the hoop and cut away as much of the stabiliser as possible.
  • Rinse the motifs in cold water and rub the edges just until no stabiliser is visible around the edges. Do not soak away all stabiliser.
  • Leave motifs to dry.

Picture: Friendship Rock

Put together friendship rocks or pebbles

  • Put a little glue centre of each motif and stick to the rock or pebble.
  • Lift the sides of the motif and draw arms and legs
  • Add more glue and stick the motif securely in place.

You are ready to handout your friendship rocks and pebbles!

Do not forget to keep a few for yourself!