Three Russian dolls
Under the chapter “Russian dolls” you will find several articles devoted to this theme.
Indeed, even if this subject has been treated countless times and in all its forms, it still remains charming and allows a great fantasy in its use.
Through several articles, I will submit several versions of these dolls to you. First of all, here is a very simple one.
Three Russian dolls to hang
In this article, you will find the drawings to download HERE as well as the explanations and photos necessary for the realization of these 3 charming dolls to hang.
The silhouette is always the same but I varied the decorations, the colors, and the stitches to propose 3 entertaining and original works.
The basic model measures 12 cm, but as always, it’s up to you to adapt it to your needs.
These explanations do not contain assembly instructions because I simply did not have the time to do them but I will add them as quickly as possible to this article.
In this example, it is embroidered with the threads
DMC stranded cotton B5200, 310, 666, 3833, 721, 3820, 209 and 327.
House of Embroidery stranded cotton 43C Flame
The hair is made with satin stitch 1 thread and then edged with a braid made with 12 strands of cotton. The scarf around the face is embroidered with blanket stitch and 2 threads. Make the eye contour and lashes with 1 thread. Fill the pupil with a satin stitch and add a few white straight stitches in the center. Embroider the mouth with split backstitch 2 threads, the nose with 2 French knots 2 threads and 2 wraps. Finish by embroidering the cheeks with satin stitch and 1 thread.
The knot of the scarf is embroidered in Cretan stitch with 2 threads. For the flowers, the petals are made in herringbone stitch with 2 threads and the centers with French knots 2 threads and 2 wraps. The arabesques are embroidered in stem stitch with 2 threads and all the dots satin stitch with 1 thread.
I used the threads
DMC stranded cotton B5200, 311, 3765, 807, 3766, 3761, 3721, 917, 3804, 3806, 151
Embroider the hair in chain stitch with 3 threads. Use several rows of juxtaposed stem stitch and 2 threads to make the scarf that surrounds the face which is done in the same way as for the first doll.
The knot of the scarf is embroidered with satin stitch and long and short stitch, both with 1 thread. The flower petals are made in herringbone stitch with 2 threads. For the centers, I embroidered a 2-thread trellis stitch fixed by small straight stitches 1 thread then I surrounded them with 3 rows of split backstitch and 2 threads.
Here is the list of threads used
DMC stranded cotton B5200, 3343, 702, 703, 772, 310, 720, 352, 606, 741, 742, 745, 3855
House of Embroidery stranded cotton 67C Apple
The hair is embroidered in blanket stitch with 2 threads. The scarf is made with French knots 3 threads 2 wraps and a needle n° 22 chenille. A 2-thread stem stitch then underlines these knots inside and outside the pattern. Embroider the face always in the same way.
The knot of the scarf is embroidered in the same way as for the previous doll and the folds of the dress like those of the first doll. The leaves are stitched with stem stitch and lazy daisy stitch, all with 2 threads. To embroider the flowers, I used satin stitch and blanket stitch, all with 1 thread. The dots are also embroidered satin stitched with 1 thread.
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