As promised, here is another embroidery project featuring the Stem/Outline Stitch!
- Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection by Aimee Ray (get it here)
- Embroidery floss
- Embroidery hoop (7 inch)
- 704 – green
- 747 – light blue
- 996 – blue
- 3705 – dark coraly pink
- 3706 – medium coraly pink
- 3770 – very light peach
This is the cottage motif we will be using!
Feel free to switch up your thread colors! I did (a little bit!)
I went with a white fabric with a (kind of) subtle abstract, floral pattern on it. Throughout the project, I had a love/hate relationship with my fabric. This fabric has a thicker weave than I’m used to and can be a little distracting. I got over it though and am satisfied with the final product! (Which you will see in a few minutes!)
My thread pulled a little on the right swirly. I had to go back and tuck it back in.
Use the Stem/Outline Stitch for the scalloped rooftop.
Because my fabric was so thick, I had to push with my right hand (which ended up bruising) and pull with my left.
I used the medium coral for this part.
My Granny told my Mom (who told me) that this is the easiest way to do the Satin Stitch.
Continue with the Back Stitch.
Again with the light peach and the Back Stitch, create the chimney.
Now, we’re going back to the rooftop!The hardest part of stitching the rooftop was lining up the first and last stitch to make it look seamless. I stitched it five times before I was satisfied! Can you tell?!
Finish up the medium coral flower on the right of the door, and then stitch the remaining three with the darker coral thread.
There are quite a few fairy motifs in the Doodle Stitching book. I’ll probably do another one soon!