Remember the stitchings I was experimenting with before Christmas. I have finished stitching them and they are now waiting to made into something.
The tortoise was from another Doodlebat font from Scrap'n'Fonts.
I used the red transfer pencil for the two birds and a pigma pen for the tortoise. The pigma pen had a very fine tip and I used a brown colour. The red transfer pencil showed through quite badly with one of the birds but not so much with the other. The other change I made was to increase the number of threads I was stitching with to get a thicker coverage. The brown pen worked well with the thread colours I used to stitch it. I still wonder what to use with lighter colour threads - possibly a washable one is the best bet there???
You can see the pink halo effect with the paler parts of the variegated thread I used around the border.
This was the last bird stitched and I found that adding the satin stitch to the beak gave a better look to the finished stitching. This was the one I was happiest with.
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