Crewel Work * Intermediate – Beginner *
I recommend Bunnies & Buttercups for embroiderers with a little experience in thread painting. It is a great project if you are familiar with common embroidery stitches. The detailed instructions and diagrams will help guide you step-by-step through the project however, you might find it helpful to have a stitch directory at hand.
The embroidery design measures 15cm x 35cm (6” x 14”) wide. It is printed on a twill panel measuring 40cm x 50cm wide (16″ 20″).
As with Morris’ design, this symmetrical design features a pair of facing bunnies. They are nestled under a vine of white flower puffs and surrounded by sunny yellow buttercups. The flowers and foliage are embroidered using common embroidery stitches and the bunnies are stitched mostly in long & short stitch to create soft-looking fur and shading of colours. Each bunny has a fluffy, pompom-like tail created with tufted Ghiordes knots.
It is the perfect size for a decorative bolster pillow or a fabulous work bag, and would look super cute framed in a nursery. I made my Bunnies & Buttercups into a bolster pillow with a cute pompom trim to match the bunnies’ fluffy tails.
IN THIS KIT YOU WILL FIND:
* INSTRUCTION BOOKLET with detailed, step-by-step instructions and diagrams
* Taupe linen twill (40cm x 50cm wide – 16″ x 20″) with the design printed, ready to stitch
* 15 Appleton’s crewel yarn
* 3 Gumnut shaded crewel yarn