Remember when I started embroidering Mr. Fox and Mr. Bird on tea towels to give to our friends as a housewarming gift? I finished them weeks ago but we hadn't gotten a chance to give them the towels until this past weekend. I can finally share them with you! Aren't they so dapper?
Here's how they look hanging on the oven door handle. I kinda wanted to keep them for ourselves!
Now for some closeups. I separated the floss down to three strands so I could work in the details. I've never separated floss before, so this was a fun exercise in working with thinner stranded floss. I loved it actually. When I went back to working with six strands for the praying mantis, the design felt very bulky. I'm not sure if this is going to alter how I embroider in the future, but it's nice to know how to stitch a more delicate line.
And here's Mr. Bird. I love the shading on his head. Who knew this kind of artwork could be achieved from embroidery?
I will be whipping up a Mr. Fox and Mr. Bird (and Ms. Bunny and Ms. Kitty from the Ryan Berkley designs) for our very own! Stay tuned!