Robin Redbreast

I’ve a few projects on the go at the moment, various presents or Christmassy stitchings, I haven’t quite decided what this one will be yet…

I love seeing robins round the garden, they’re never very far away when I’m gardening, hoping for a tasty worm no doubt. There’s an old saying that when a robin appears, loved ones are near, so I often think of my mum when I see the robin bobbing about. I bought some heavier weight cotton with robins on a few years back and I decided to use one of the robins as basis for an embroidery. This was my ‘stitching on the go’ project which is kept in my handbag for those opportune moments for a little stitching.

I kept the stitching fairly simple, using chain stitch on the head, French knots, fly stitch and a few straight stitches for the red breast and light coloured feathers underneath. The back and wings are fly stitch again, blanket stitch and herringbone with a few sequins and beads added too.

Having the basic image underneath does help as I don’t have to think about dimensions and shape, just embellishing where I want to. I haven’t quite decided if this one is going to be made into a mini pillow as a present, kept as a Christmas decoration or even made into a card…

…I think I’ll see how I’m doing with other projects before I decide on the finish!

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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10 Responses to Robin Redbreast

  1. Laura says:

    I love robins too! Great little project! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. katechiconi says:

    He’s lovely, and looks comfortably well fed in preparation for the winter cold.

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  3. kathyreeves says:

    What a sweet little robin!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Stephanie Ewart says:

    I never thought of stitching over a printed image on fabric! Very clever!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Jane M says:

    He is gorgeous

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Amo says:

    I wonder if he is small enough to be a page in your garden book. 🤔

    Liked by 1 person

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