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Escape to Africa – week 12


This Stitch A Long has been taking place for 12 weeks on the Stitchdoodles blog – well done for getting to this point.

Welcome to Week 12 – the last week of this SAL!

There are just 3 blocks remaining to finish off your wonderful African Adventure.

The Giraffe

You will need the following colours… #420, #3782. Use 2 strands unless stated otherwise.

#420 (1 strand): straight stitch the mane.

#420 (1 strand):

  • Satin stitch all the patches on the neck and head.
  • straight stitch the tufts on top of the 2 ossicones (look like horns)

#310 (1 strand): Satin stitch the eyes and nostrils.

#3782: Back stitch around the ears and head. Split stitch to fill any gaps in these areas continuing down the nose strip.

To define the lines of the nose strip from the cheeks, I did tiny slanted satin stitch on either side – this helps stop it from looking like one big filled in space.

To further define these facial lines, #632 (1 strand): back stitch up each side of the nose and 3/4 of the way up the head to the eye to help show he is looking forward

#3782: split stitch down the neck around all the patches to complete the Giraffe.

To finish the block, Fly stitch the ‘V’ patterns in colours of your choice.
Stitching the leaves: #986: Fishbone stitch the leaves and back stitch the stem.

Flower Block

  • #986: split stitch stems
  • #905: satin stitch leaves
  • #718: satin stitch buds

Sun Block

  • #725: woven wheel for centre circle
  • #725: straight stitch rays
  • #946 (1 strand): straight stitch either side of yellow rays.

Stitching the Block outlines…

You may have been stitching these as you go, so just finish them off so all blocks are nicely outlined: #422 (3 strands): Back Stitch.

Escape to Africa is complete!

I really hope you have enjoyed stitching along with this pattern and thank you so much to all of you who joined in and have been sharing your progress along the way.

Please continue to share your progress no matter how long it takes for you to complete.

I can’t wait to see your finished Patterns so don’t forget to share your wonderful stitching 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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