You want to stitch canvases with pets but can’t quite figure out how to make those ears floppy, and the tail swish -- well read on.
Outline stitch held back
You’ve done the outline stitch. Need a reminder – click here.
To stitch a curved outline stitch, begin with the first row as you normally would. Start the second row immediately adjacent to the first stitch in the first row. Place your fist stitch normally. When you come up to begin your second stitch bring the needle up in the row behind the first stitch, encroaching the stitched area. Make sure you’ve moved the threads away so you don’t catch them. The next stitch should again come up under the row already stitched. Continue in the area you want to curve. This method will pull back that row and look natural. Your next row will be stitched the same way until your area is filled and the curve is in place.
You can stitch the entire area using this method like the Yorkie Puppy purse above, or just add a few defining features as in the Scottie Puppy purse by JulieMar below.
Scottie Puppy Purse by JulieMar KL 1016
Curly Haired Poodles - French Knots and Faux Bullion Knots
Poodle puppy purse by JulieMar KL-1005
Finally, we can’t forget our curly haired poodle. There are 2 simple stitches for the poodle, both used in this puppy purse by JulieMar.
The first, is a series of French Knots. – like those on the top of the puppy’s head. Don’t crowd the knots though, every couple spaces use a tent stitch – it looks less bunchy.
But, my favorite stitch for the poodle –was done on those floppy ears. The stich is a faux bullion knot – easy & fun. Take a piece of your Planet Earth silk or wool or Pepper Pot silk (you cannot do this with strandable thread, so not your DMC cotton). Put a knot in one end & secure. These threads are comprised of several tightly bound strands. Loosen them a bit at the top. Come up in the stitching area and remove the needle. Pull gently on one of the strands. While pulling gently, push the bunched thread to the canvas and place it in the position you want it to rest. Bring all strands of the thread below, and cut the long single strand. Now secure the bunched thread with the one that was pulled off. And now you’ve done a faux bullion. But don’t tell anyone. Pretend you’re an expert at doing those difficult Bullion knots.
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