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Yellow bird

This project is embroidered mainly in long and short stitch with 1 thread.

Here is our 3rd embroidery in needle painting technique. After making a peony and morning glories, I thought we might venture into making a bird.

I know it is a subject that is very much loved and very often treated. You can see many achievements, especially on Pinterest and Instagram. Therefore, we too will be making our contribution and I hope we will be proud of the result.

Once again, by embroidering, I will make many photos to guide you step by step and I hope that by following this tutorial you will have as much pleasure as for the previous works.

The pattern of this project can be downloaded HERE


As always for this technique, we will use the most classic embroidery thread, ie just plain stranded cotton.

Taking advantage of the very wide range of colors of the DMC collection, the most widespread in Europe, here is the list of threads that I chose. This is a very intuitive first choice but can be modified as needed during the work. If that were the case, I will not fail to mention it.

For the body, DMC stranded cotton 677, 3822, 3821, 3820, 371, 372, 746, 3022, 535, 3799.

For the head and the wings, DMC stranded cotton 930, 931, 932, 3753, 517, 3842, B5200, 310.

For the legs and the decor, DMC stranded cotton 310, 169, 3371, 646, 368, 367, 501.

I chose to embroider this bird on vanilla linen to have a very neutral background.

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