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Chinese Rooster

 

The template of this embroidery can be downloaded HERE.

You can also buy the complete kit (printed linen and all House of Embroidery threads) HERE.

 

 

 

 

To embroider this rooster, I used

23 House of Embroidery various stranded cotton and I completed with plain DMC stranded cotton.

 

 

 

The tail, the neck, and the brown wing are made with long an short stitch 1 thread. For the body, embroider scallops with blanket stitch 1 thread. The feathers at the base of the tail are represented by lazy daisy stitches  1 thread. The collar is embroidered with satin stitch, the ridge and the beak in straight stitch, all with 1 thread. Add a French knot 2 threads 1 wrap for the eye and finish by embroidering the legs with juxtaposed stem stitch 2 threads.

 

The trunk of the tree and the large leaves are embroidered with long and short stitch 1 thread. Embroider the small plants attached to the trunk all with 1 thread using blanket stitch, fly stitch, satin stitch, and French knot.

The berries are embroidered with satin stitch and the leaves with fishbone stitch, all with 1 thread.

The bamboo stems are made up of several rows of juxtaposed stem stitch 1 thread, then decorated with 2 straight stitches 2 threads emphasizing the knots of the wood. The leaves are embroidered with long and short stitch 1 thread.

The pink flowers are embroidered with blanket stitch and then decorated with straight stitches, all with 1 thread. The hearts are made with French knots 2 threads 1 wrap and the leaves with fishbone stitch 1 thread.

The blue flowers are made with lazy daisy stitches 2 threads for the petals and a French knot 2 threads 1 wrap for the centers.

 

For the small purple flowers, embroider the stems with stem stitch 1 thread, the leaves with lazy daisy stitch 2 threads and the petals with satin stitch 1 thread. Finish with a French knot 2 threads 1 wrap at the center of each flower.

Embroider the stems of the tulips with stem stitch, the leaves with fishbone stitch and the flowers with satin stitch, all with 1 thread.

The stems of these plants are embroidered with stem stitch 2 threads and decorated with French knots  2 threads 2 wraps for the seeds.

The herbs are made with stem stitch and straight stitch, all with 1 thread.

The wings of the butterflies are made with satin stitch 1 thread. Embroider a bullion stitch 2 threads for the bodies, then add a French knot 2 threads 2 wraps for the heads and 2 straight stitches 1 thread for the antennas.