Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Rocking horse ship

I decided to create a rocking horse decoration for my friend Lauren, as a 3 day late Christmas present, using my favourite form of sewing, embroidery.
I first used an air erasable pen to outline the horse shape and then used running stitch to colour it in. (with an embroidery hoop to secure of course) I think he looks rather characterful with crosses and red button embellishing his body and his muddy brown eyes. I used liberty fabric for the back and sewed the wrong sides together, adding a purple ribbon on my way, then turning out. The toothpaste coloured blanket stitch hides any troublesome stray threads.  

All wrapped in vintage offcut blue satin and tied with scraps of ribbon and suitcase gift-tag.

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