Monday, 12 January 2009

Stitchings Completed

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.

Look what is growing in our garden.


  1. I love that stitching . Come over to my blog I left something for you there .
    Clare's Craftroom

  2. Gorgeous stitching..esp love the little turtle! :D

  3. These stitcheries are beautiful. Love the animals. So different from the usual flowers etc that I have. So bright and cheerful too.


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