WORK IN PROGRESS

Work in progress may be of any type of embroidery project. I could be working on a new kit, commission of someone's pet, or other request, see Commissions for other examples of commissions that I have worked.

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CURRENT PROJECT

English Robin with BlueBells  |  Home Page!  |  Commissions  |    View Shopping Cart

PAST PROJECTS

Chipmunks Needle Painting  |  Blackwork Study of Cats  |  Blackwork Elephant

Morning Glories  |  Jimmy the Hamster Needle Painting  |  Goldwork Lion  |  Goldwork Ram

Goldwork Or Nue Peacock Feather  |  Eastern Blue Bird on Blossom Branch  |  Jack Rabbit

Goldwork Still Life  |  Grizzly Bear  |  Goldwork Rooster  |  Goldwork Tulip  |  Pygmy Owl

Robin on Berry Branch |  Robin on Blossom Branch  |  Robin in Grass  |  Burrowing Owl

Cat Commission  |  Iris  |  Oliver and Maudie - Needle Painted Cats  |  Pansy 1  |  Red Fox

Sea Otter  |  Spaniels - Needle Painting  |  Teko - Shih Tzu Cross Bichon Dog  |  Wild Rabbit

Branch and Feet

Tail Feather and Body

Top of Body and Back of Head

Completed English Robin

Close up of the Robin

Close up of the Bluebells

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ENGLISH ROBIN WITH BLUEBELLS - NEEDLE PAINTING

The English Robin with Bluebells is worked in the method of needle painting which is the blending of straight long and short stitches using different shades of DMC floss.

The embroidery is worked on 100% cotton Southern Belle muslin fabric in a 9 inch by 9 inch stretcher bar frame. The fabric is pinned onto the stretcher bar frame so that it is drum tight.

After 2018 I will be selling this design as a kit and as an on-line class. Prior to that the embroidery will be offered as an embroidery class at stitching seminars in Canada and the USA.

WORK IN PROGRESS

Then branch is worked worked first in stem stitch and then the feet in satin stitch.

Then the tail feather is worked in long and short stitch and then the body is started in long and short stitch.

More of the body is worked in long and short stitch.

Then the wing is worked in long split stitch.

Body of the Robin

Wing

The top of the body and the back of the head are worked next in long and short stitch.

The remainder of the body is worked in long and short stitch and then the beak and the eye.

The leaves next to the branch are worked next in long and short stitch and then the stem of the blue bells is worked in stem stitch.

Finally the the blue bells are worked in satin stitch.

Leaves and Stem of the Bluebells

Completed English Robin with Bluebells

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 3 ¼ inches (8 ¼ cm)     Width: 2 ¾ inches (6 ¾  cm)

PREPARATION TIME

Tracing the design, prick and pounce method of transfer, drawing on the design and placing the fabric into the stretcher bar frame: 1 hours

EMBROIDERY TIME

25 Hours

BACKGROUND FABRIC USED

Southern Belle Muslin Fabric

THREADS USED

27 shades of DMC embroidery cotton, using one strand in the needle at one time.

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