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Autumn Splendour SAL – WEEK 11 – A Bird, A mushroom & leaves too


It’s the penultimate week! This Pattern has been so fun to stitch with everyone so it will be sad to have it come to an end!

This week we are stitching a couple of the remaining smaller blocks which means – yes you guessed it – the Owl has been saved to last!

If this is all new to you and you are wondering what this SAL is all about – please go to this page for all the details. You can join in anytime as the blog tutorials won’t be disappearing when the SAL ends.

Stitching the Bird and Mushrooms…

stitch colour guide

The mushrooms are stitched in the same colours and stitches as you did for those in week 10.

Use the following guide for the bird – the chain stitch tail are 3 long chain stitches. The body is stitched with satin stitch on the breast and brick stitch on the head. Once the main areas are done, use black to stitch a french knot for the eye and straight stitch for the feet and beak.

To finish the block, Back stitch the outline in #29.

Stitching the Mushroom and Leaves…

colour guide

Follow the colour and stitch guide as given below…

Leaf 1: #976: Stitch continuous fly stitch down from the top of the leaf to the bottom to fill the shape and then split stitch around the edge. In between the gaps left by the fly stitch use #420 and straight stitch to fill.

Leaf 2: #919: Fishbone from the tip to the base. If you want you can outline in stem stitch as well.

Leaf 3: #937: Fishbone stitch each of the individual smaller leaf shapes that make up the big leaf. Satin stitch the stem in #420.

Mushroom: #902 – Brick stitch vertically the mushroom cap first and then with #420 – add on some small french knots for a bit of detail. Lastly in #452 Satin Stitch the stem.

Finally, complete the block by stitching the outline in #420 in Back Stitch.

And that’s your 2 blocks finished for week 11…

Share your finished block on the Happy Stitching FB Group or send me some pics and I’ll post them here.

Don’t forget you can also share your stitching on Instagram with #stitchdoodlesembroidery.

Happy Stitching!

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