Embroidery: The bunny blog

I have had so much fun this week stitching my hoopart ‘Bunny in the dandelions.’ This is one of the first craft projects I have finished in a while so it has given me good momentum to do more sewing in my free time.

I have also discovered Instagram and am finding it fab for voyeuring on other people’s embroidery. There is a lot of eye candy for stitchers on there. So much lovely work to drool over. Including one or two by me now too! #sewpopby

The story of my bunny began with a chance glimpse of an actual wild cottontail bunny. I thought it would be a challenge to try and recreate the fur in stitches. Especially the ticking, not sure if I got it quite right this time but I had fun trying and pleased with this as a first try.

I took a photo from the internet and traced the outline.


I then started adding stitches in to create the fur.


I am always amazed how many different colours go into making up embroidery art. This little bunny used around twenty shades!


My daughter helped me choose the colours to create the foliage and flowers. She had some pretty awesome ideas! Especially when she told me bunny needed the sky. I think the blue really added something!


Many cups of tea, nuts, M&Ms and several baby nap stitch sessions later…


Ready for framing and popping in my littlest one’s bedroom.

Bunny in the dandelions hoopart embroidery #sewpopby

This hoopart used a 4inch hoop, and single strands of cotton. Stitches featured are satin stitch, chain stitch and French knots. And Sew Pop By freestyle of course.

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