A Stitched Stitch

A Stitched Stitch - student project

 

I did this as a fun Birthday gift for a friend, who loves this character and purple!

I used Pearl Cotton, white Aida cloth (14 count), and lots and lots of patience when the frog came for a visit!!

I wanted him more centred near the bottom then the top. The first row row was a pain since his left side was down lower then his right so I had to make sure I was counting correctly when making the first stitches. But I did miss count and finally figured out that I needed 12 white squares from the hoop to the first stitch instead of 11. Whoops!

These are the first row and the beginning of the second for his left foot.

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And here is the row beginning the bottom of the heart and his other foot.

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More rows completed!

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Here he is soaking in water. I backstitched the lettering using the technique that was taught in the other class!

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 And he’s back in the frame ready for the backing!

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I have a bad habit of cutting in the wrong place so the bottoms are a bit short, so that made the sewing of the fabric a bit of a challenge.

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And here is the backing all finished!! 

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Thank you very much Dana Batho for making cross stitch easy to understand and to put into practice!! 

Emma Richmond

Artist & Illustrator

Teacher