Kookaburra Cross-stitch

Last month on facebook I spotted a lovely cross-stitch of a kookaburra which someone had stitched. My OH is Australian and loves the sound of a kookaburra so I decided to stitch one.

The design I had seen was a kit by Fido Stitch Studio, they have an Etsy store with a huge range of cross-stitch kits of their lovely designs. There are lots of birds and animals in beautiful detail for such little designs. I ordered the kookaburra and a wren, the kits are about Β£9 each including UK postage, which I think is very reasonable.

I stitched the kookaburra first, he’s pretty cute for such a funny looking bird! The fabric supplied in the kit is 14 count aida, I used a 32 count linen instead in a slightly buttery cream, I prefer stitching on linen and this also had the advantage of making the finished stitching slightly smaller.

The design stitched up really easily, the chart was clear, there were over twenty different colours so it made sense to sell it as a kit, rather than just the pattern.

Here it is, a kookaburra…

… isn’t he cute! He measures 2.75″ by 3.5″ in the linen, so a nice size for a cross-stitch small. I’ve a few cross-stitches waiting to be made up so I think I need a session one day.

I quite fancy some birds to go in my collection of cross-stitch smalls, I don’t think the wren I’m stitching next will be my last.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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20 Responses to Kookaburra Cross-stitch

  1. I love your Kookaburra, and as you said, lots of detail. x

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  2. anne54 says:

    She’s bonza mate πŸ˜ƒ.

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  3. katechiconi says:

    The fun thing about Australian birds is how colourful and varied they are in size and shape, from something the length of your little finger (Splendid Fairy Wren) to 7ft tall (Cassowary). But I don’t suppose you’ll want a whole load of Aussie birds, even supposing you could find kits for them all…

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  4. Cute! I too love the sound of the Kookaburra. Now I am off to look up a ‘Splendid Fairy Wren’.

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  5. nanacathy2 says:

    I hope your husband loves him, he is so sweet. I love cross stitching birds, so I look forward to which one you do next.

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  6. Cute Kookaburra – hope your Husband loves him.

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  7. Linda says:

    He’s lovely so cute! πŸ™‚

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  8. Cathie J says:

    I love that little Kookaburra!

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  9. Jane M says:

    Absolutely gorgeous.

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  10. amasambles says:

    Beautiful! Now you just need to imitate their distinctive ‘laughter’!!

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  11. Amanda says:

    He’s very cute.

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  12. ayesha says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!! I tried doing birds but I think I’ll stick to flowers 🌸 πŸ˜‚βœ¨


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