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Woodland Stitch-A-Long: Heart Hands

by Faith Nelson

Hello there! This is Faith here, Stacie's new assistant! Thanks for being so patient with these stitch-a-longs. There are a LOT of exciting things happening at Gingiber, so Stacie hired me to help things run a lot more smoothly as we continue to grow! So today I'll be walking you through how I did the Heart Hands embroidery sampler. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

 

Difficulty Level: Beginner: back stitch

Length of Time to Complete: 12 episodes of "Bob's Burgers"

Supplies:

"Woodland Stitches" Book (available for purchase here)

1 Embroidery Hoop

1 Flour Sack Cotton Tea Towel (or cotton fabric of your choosing)

1 Embroidery Needle

4 or 5 Colors of DMC Embroidery Floss (I chose green, black, pink, light blue, and a darker blue)




Okay, here we go!

  1. First, cut out your pattern along the dotted line.
  2. Tape your pattern to a light source. I used one of the windows in the studio! Then, tape your fabric right on top of your pattern so the light will shine through and you can trace your pattern right onto your fabric.

 

  1. Next, remove your fabric from your window and put it inside of your hoop! Then, jump right in. On this pattern I only used the back stitch, so it was very simple and free-form! I kind of jumped around on the pattern depending on what I felt like doing at the time. I initially started with the outline of the hands with 2 strands of black floss.

 

  1. After a little while of working on the hands, I decided I wanted to jump in with some color! I went ahead and did the leaves and heart with green, light blue, and pink floss. The colored floss I had on  hand was wound really tightly and I couldn't pull it apart into individual strands without ripping it, so I ended up just using the full amount. I would recommend using 2 strands of each color.

 

  1. After I added all the color, I went back in and finished up the black outline of the hands. And then I outlined the text in dark blue.

 

  1. And then, you are DONE! This is such sweet pattern, and so simple and easy to do. I really enjoyed being able to jump around and work on different things as I pleased!

 

OKAY! GET TO STITCHING! We have 2 weeks to work on this pattern, and then we will move onto the next one. Share your progress as you go! Tag @gingiber on Instagram and then use hashtags #woodlandstitchalong and #woodlandstitches so that I can see and share your progress in my IG stories!

 

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