- Doodle Stitching: Embroidery & Beyond by Aimee Ray
- Embroidery hoop
- Embroidery floss
- Fabric (I used muslin)
- 838 – Dark brown
- 840 – Brown
- 842 – Light Brown (optional)
I decided to stitch them at the same time instead of stitching the head in between.
I had a lot of trouble getting the cheek rounded the right way. I kept ending up with harsh turns and sharp angles. Now, it’s time for the body and the feet! Just like with the ears, I had some trouble with the feet!
I used double wrapped French Knots for his eyes. I prefer double wrapped knots to single, because I like my knots to be a little bigger. Especially in the case of Chester’s eyes. Chester has such a sweet grin! (At least I think so!)
With brown thread, use the Satin Stitch to make his tiny nose and the Back Stitch to make his mouth. Tail Time! Continuing with the brown thread, Back Stitch the upper part of Chester’s tail. Use the dark brown thread to finish off the tail.
Use the brown thread to create the nut part of the acorn and the dark brown thread to create the upper “hat” portion. Once you’ve finished stitching the domed “hat” portion of the acorn, add one Straight Stitch crossing over the upper half to make the stem. Chester the chubby chipmunk is complete!!
I think he turned our might cute if I do say so myself!! 😀
Feel free to add more acorns or the wording like the example from the book!