Who doesn't love a good otter pun? These two cuties are a great introduction to using long and short stitch for filling furry mammals. Plus they are circled by a fun kelp wreath, featuring bright starfish and delicious sea urchins. Stitch the pattern as written, using long and short stitch to fill the otters, or modify it and only stitch the outlines to transform it into an easy beginner's pattern. This pattern is suitable for beginners but also fun for experienced stitchers, plus you can follow along with me on Youtube for a one hour video tutorial.
Your kit includes:
Full color fabric stamped with the design (see photos)
A 7 inch wooden hoop for framing
Four hand embroidery needles (size 3 and size 5)
Ten skeins of six-stranded cotton embroidery floss, including one variegated color
The instructions for stitching the pattern (described below)
The embroidery pattern includes: - A link to the video tutorial on YouTube - Written instructions and suggested stitch order - Stitch and color keys - Shopping list with suggested DMC embroidery floss colors - Full color close up photo of stitched pattern - PDF design sized for a 7 inch hoop ready to print (shrink or enlarge to meet your needs)
The beginner guide includes: - A supplies list with suggested products (hoops, needles, fabric, etc) based off of my experience - Helpful tips and tricks for transferring design, getting started, and finishing your project - Diagrams of stitches
This document is also available on my websiteHEREand includes videos for most stitches.
Please check out my thread painting tutorial here.
You may want to invest in a high quality embroidery hoop if you have trouble maintaining tension with the included hoop. I bind my hoops with fabric or fabric tape to help, but you may find plastic, metal or high quality wood hoops easier to use. You can then use the wooden hoop included in the kit for framing your finished work.
This pattern is for personal use only. Please do not copy or resell finished product.