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Brother Rabbit is an exciting project if you have some prior experience with Raised Embroidery and are looking for something slightly more challenging to further develop your skills.
The idea for my Brother Rabbit design was largely inspired by the ‘Brer Rabbit’ pattern by William Morris. I was curious to see how my Brother Rabbit would look if nestled under shady leaves and fantastical flowers similar to those found in my crewel work, only embroidered using raised embroidery techniques.
Brother Rabbit is embroidered using softly shaded stranded silk threads onto a ground of pale blue-grey silk fabric. The rabbit is heavily padded and stitched in multiple sections to create the highly raised effect.
The flowers, leaves and berries are created using a wide selection of raised embroidery techniques such as wired shapes, needlelace and other dimensional embroidery stitches, embroidered slips, numerous ways of applying padding. The detailed instructions and diagrams will help guide you step by step through the project.
I hope you will get as much pleasure embroidering your Brother Rabbit as I did.
Happy Stitching, Anna
IN THIS KIT YOU WILL FIND:
* INSTRUCTION BOOKLET with detailed, step-by-step instructions and diagrams
* Full size patterns & templates for the detached elements
* Pale blue-grey silk dupion with the design marked, ready to stitch
* Quilter’s muslin backing fabric
* 3 pieces of cotton homespun
* 2 pieces of wool felt
* 10 stranded silks
* 6 shaded stranded silk threads
* 1 fine metallic thread
* Perlé cotton
* Wooden beads
* Glass seed beads
* 7 needles
* 2 lengths of beading wire
* Adhesive plastic film & card
YOU WILL ALSO NEED:
* 30cm (12″) square stretcher frame and thumbtacks (OR – 22cm (9″) embroidery hoop, with both rings bound)
* 10cm (4″) embroidery hoop (inner ring bound)
* Hoop stand, weight or small clamp. (To hold your hoop or frame allowing you both hands free)
* Light coloured sewing thread
* Small pliers (or old scissor for cutting fine wire)
* Sharp HB pencil (a mechanical pencil it perfect)
* Baking (or tracing) paper & Tape
Highly recommended, but not essential:
Stitches Used: Blanket stitch | Blanket stitch wheel | Burden stitch | Chain stitch | Corded detached blanket stitch | Cordonnet | Couching | Detached chain | Fly stitch | Ghiordes knot | Needlewoven picot | Padded satin stitch | Outline stitch | Overcast stitch | Raised stem stitch | Split stitch | Stem stitch | Straight stitch |Surface satin stitch | Whipping |Wrapping
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