Vintage Embroidery OwlMay 18, 2010
I took up embroidery as a hobby and I love it. Recently, I completed a project I’m really enjoyed working on. This is a vintage owl. I got the pattern from Stitchy Britches.
I used a blue cotton/poly blend fabric. This actually used to be a shirt of my dads. His company merged and the logo changed so he can not wear any of his old shirts. My mom was gonna toss them but as a true greenie, I said “No! I can cut them up and use them!”
So, this part became the foundation for my owl. I really like owls. This owl uses back stitch, stem stitch, split stitch, detached chain stitch, and satin stitch. I used six strands for everything, because I really like a heavy look.
I used variegated thread on the owl belly designs and the feathers. This was a fun project. I framed this one and hung it up when I finished.