Hummingbird from the Vintage Chinese Screen

Thursday, September 2, 2010

It sure sounds like several of you are chomping at the bit for the Hummingird Pattern from the vintage Chinese screen blog (thanks for the emails!).

I can hardly wait to stitch the design myself… and here’s the pattern.

The hummingbird can be worked in any surface embroidery method you choose, including redwork using outline stitch or stem stitch (stitched along the solid lines)worked in DMC 6-Strand Floss, with running stitch used as accents (stitched along the dashed lines).

Or, try embroidering the design in DMC Satin Floss in satin stitch to give the bird would have the same silky shimmer as the original.

You could also jazz it up with some Metallic Embroidery Floss or DMC Light Effects Floss accents!

To view and print the pattern full-size, double-click the image to the right.

You can also see the embroidered image in greater detail by double-clicking on the upper left photo.

Enjoy!

~Emma





 


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6 Responses to “Hummingbird from the Vintage Chinese ScreenComment RSS feed

  • Laurie
    September 2nd, 2010 1:48 pm
    #1

    This is beautiful! The stitching techniques to use are endless.

  • Julie in San Diego
    September 2nd, 2010 3:49 pm
    #2

    This is a lovely project, but I don’t think this bird represents a hummingbird. The bill on a hummingbird is much thinner and longer.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hummingbird

    :)

    • admin
      September 2nd, 2010 8:19 pm
      #3
      Author's Reply

      Good Point, Julie! I wonder what type of bird it represents?

  • Julie in San Diego
    September 2nd, 2010 8:44 pm
    #4

    Well, I certainly don’t know Chinese birds, but it reminds me of some kind of flycatcher…

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarch_flycatcher

    Scroll down to view the pictures of various varieties of Monarch Flycatchers…

    • admin
      September 3rd, 2010 9:32 am
      #5
      Author's Reply

      Could be! Thanks for the info – I can hardly wait to stitch the little guy…

  • Anja Rieger Design
    September 6th, 2010 5:11 am
    #6

    Very cute design – I think no one can really tell, what kind of a bird it is. But one is for sure: Its great artwork!

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