Gourd Friends - November Stitchalong by Kristananne

Summary

Category:
Embroidery & Embellishments
Pattern:
Gourd friends
Status:
In Progress
Started:
2012-11-05T00:00:00Z
Finished:
Tutorial:

Description

Love me some hand embroidery + Kawaii cuties + Autumn. 

Updated: I fixed the face on the little acorn thingy. 

Pictures

Loves

Legogirl
Saruqa
Chriservin

Comments

Laweigel

These are so cute, nice stitching! Isn't it nice to have a little portable project?

Kristananne

Laweigel Thanks!

Terryt1955

Cute! I don't know anything about embroidery but I think this group is such an inspiration. Are you using the same stitch except for the eyes? I like the smaller eyes, they're better proportioned.

Terryt1955

Oh yes, what kind of marking pen do you use?

Kristananne

Terryt1955 in the original pic I had used too many strands of floss for the eyes so thy ended up huge! :) The pen is the blue water soluble fabric marking pen from the notions section in Joanns...probably Dritz brand. Can't remember for sure.

Kristananne

Terryt1955 oh and all the stitches are backstitch except the eyes which are French knots.

Terryt1955

Backstitch really! They must be teeny tiny. So precise! The first eyes made the poor little guy look like he had thyroid disease. So have you been hand stitching long or did you just dive into it with this group?

Kristananne

I've been stitching for a few months now. Still learning and trying to get used to getting even stitches of equal length! Which is why all my back stitches are so tiny and close together.

Legogirl

They are so cute, i will be starting mind soon, hopefully today.

Rebeccajeffsmith

So cute! I might need to do some embroidery soon.

Allegorical

You're stitches look great! I still have some trouble getting my backstitches even.

Allegorical

Your* rather...autocorrect is a dreadful thing. Also! I love how tiny your french knots ended up. I think I used too many strands for mine.

Kristananne

Allegorical If you look at the other photo, those eyes were HUGE!! I had used all 6 strands for them. I took them out and did only 2 and was satisfied. I think I like them tiny too! :)

Kristananne

By "the other photo" I mean the one where I had just started and only had the acorn looking thing done.

Allegorical

They really show in the acorn! I used three for mine and my acorn has some big lookin' eyes. The tiny 2 strand ones are perfect.

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