Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Owl Embroidery Project Part One

I wanted to share my progress on an owl embroidery project I recently started.  These motifs are from my Owl embroidery pattern set.  I used this wide eyed owl, a moon and stars border motif, a swirly line motif, and some text.  I arranged them together and selected some floss colors: 

I have stitched several of the elements and I especially wanted to share the stitching I did for the moon.  This is Whipped Blanket Stitch that I wove with gold metallic cord: 

I stitched the stars with Straight Stitch and I  Couched the swirly lines.  I also added some French Knots.  
I love the shade of this blue floss.  It is DMC 322.  
For the stars, I used two strands of the blue and two strands of blending filament.  This is Kreinik 032.  For the swirly lines, I used six strands of the blue and couched them with four strands of the blending filament.  
The French Knots are also done with six strands of blue but two strands of blending filament.

The text turned out nicely - I used Stem Stitch and then a Blanket Stitch to add emphasis to the left line of the H:

I am just about finished with this project and I will be back with a part two post to share all the details.


Silvia LGD (Little Green Doll) said...

This owl seems to be so cute! :)

Kim said...

Silvia - Thank you! I have just finished stitching him up and I am really pleased with the result. I will post pictures soon :)

KreinikGirl said...

So pretty! I love how you did the moon.

Kim said...

Hi KreinikGirl - Thank you! :)

Anonymous said...

Great stuff!

I do cross stitch and started a trial of embroidery stitches. Love your design of moon, stars and lines.

Today I found "interlacing".

Jim P
Canton OH

Kim said...

Hi Jim P - Thank you! I really enjoy learning new stitches and then trying them in stitching projects. Have fun with your trial of embroidery stitches!