Thursday, July 14, 2022

Flora and Fauna: Dragonfly

Today we are featuring the Dragonfly. He has fairly simple appliqué, but he simply sparkles when we add his embroidery. We used a combination of silk, cotton, and metallic braid threads for our little guy. The body is embroidered using a cretan stitch with two different threads and gauges, which gives the stitch a varied look. Isn't it fun to play with all those threads we've collected over the years? If you are unfamiliar with the cretan stitch, check out the Pintangle Stitch Dictionary's tutorial by clicking HERE.

Flora and Fauna, by Through the Needle's Eye

Have you joined our Hopeful Stitchers Facebook Group yet to get your free pre-released block patterns? Don't worry if you aren't on Facebook, the entire pattern will be released next Thursday, but those in the group have the benefit of getting a head start and offering each other support. Hope to see you over there!

Happy stitching!


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