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Festive Forest Week 8: Rabbit and Badger


Welcome to the ‘Festive Forest’ Stitch A Long

This Stitch A Long will take place for 10 weeks on the Stitchdoodles blog – Starting Wednesday 21st September 2022.

Each Wednesday during the SAL – a new tutorial will be published on the blog with all the information you need to complete a part of the Festive Pattern.

If you are not familiar with a Stitchdoodles SAL and this is all new to you and you would like to join in, please go to this page to get all the information.

Do you need help with any of the stitches?

A Stitch A Long doesn’t provide you with the step by step instructions for the stitches themselves – it is a tutorial on how to stitch the pattern design – colours, techniques and stitches used etc. I will link to a ‘How to’ for certain stitches where I can, if you need further guidance, please take a look here …

Welcome to Week 8…

Stitching the Rabbit

You will need the following colours… #829, #371, ECRU, #415, #310.
Use 2 strands throughout unless otherwise stated.

ECRU: Long & Short stitch the head and body working downawards to fill in all the areas.
#829: Back stitch the outline details for the front paws and legs.
#829: Straight stitch across the back for extra colour.
ECRU: Satin stitch the ears.
#415: French Knots for the tail and straight stitch inner ear.
#310: straight stitch nose and eye.

Stitching the tree stump…

#829: Split stitch to fill.
#371: Straight stitch the 3 lines on the stump and around in a circle for the top.

Stitching the Badger…

You will need the following colours… #321, #413, #310, #415, ECRU
Use 2 strands throughout unless otherwise stated.

Start by stitching the Sleigh as follows…

#321: Back stitch the edges and split stitch inside the lines to fill.

#413: Long and Short stitch the main back area of the Badger.

Using the photo below, complete the badger as follows…

#310: Satin stitch the black body around the front and tail.
#413: Straight stitch to fill the inner tail area.

Using colours #310, #415, ECRU – seed stitch over the main grey back area and a bit on the tail to give an idea of a badgers fur. Keep the stitches small and vary the colours and direction.

Stitching the head…
#310: Split stitch the black eye patch area.
#413: Satin stitch the ears.
ECRU: Straight stitch the main face shape around the ear and eye patch.

Stitching the face details…
ECRU: stitch a tiny chain stitch for the white eye and then in #310 straight stitch the black eye in the middle.
#310: straight stitch the nose.

Your Rabbit and Badger are now complete!

Make sure you show off your wonderful stitching in the Happy Stitching FB Group or on Instagram with #stitchdoodlesembroidery.

If you need help along the way just ask in the FB group as there are lots of lovely people stitching along with you who can offer lots of advice and support if needed.

Week 9 is on the blog Wednesday 16th November… See you then!

Happy Stitching!

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