Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Dala Horse Embroidery

I just finished up this Dala Horse embroidery.  These motifs are from the Scandinavian Christmas embroidery pattern set.  
Isn't he colorful?  I really like the palette on this project.  {I noted all the floss colors at the bottom of this post!}
His scalloped saddle is outlined in Blanket Stitch - I was pleasantly surprised at how easily the Blanket Stitch worked around all these curves:

I outlined the horse in Back Stitch.  I used Stem Stitch for his bridle, reins the inside of the saddle and the saddle straps.   The accents are done in French Knots and Lazy Daisies:

For the berry vine I used Stem Stitch for the vine, Straight Stitch for the leaves and Satin Stitch for the berries. Again I used French Knots to embellish:

Here are the colors and floss numbers I used for this project.  {In case it is too bright to read :) the yellow is dmc 307}


Jen said...

This is amazing! I LOVE this! I really should learn how to do this. What will you do with this? Do you put it in a hoop to hang, or make a pillow? Just curious. This is so cute. my grandparents are from Sweden and seeing this reminds me of them. They had these all over their house.

Darlene said...

I love the colors! This just makes me happy looking at it!

Kim said...

Hi Jen, Thank you! That is so great about your grandparents, I love all the Scandinavian art pieces - especially at Christmas. I am not sure what I am going to do with this yet - I like your pillow idea. I left a lot of fabric all around this so I would have a lot of options!
Darlene - Thank you!! I am so glad you like this cheerful palette!

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Anonymous said...

This is incredible & fun! I love how well explained your post is!