Stitch Along with Emma!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tis the season for a Holiday Stitch-Along!

I was staring at the frost in my yard as the idea of this week’s project hit me. So I sketeched out this fun reindeer with stars hanging from his antlers to share with you!

I’m going to work the project in DMC Embroidery Floss, color #115 Varigated Garnet.

You can choose to work the pattern in the same color, choose your favorite single color, or work it in multiple colors. The choice is yours!

Work the design in basic surface embroidery stitches from our online stitch guide.  Suggested stitches are stem stitch, back stitch, running stitch, or chain stitch.

You can get creative with the stars, saddle and interior of the reindeer’s body as well.

Try using seed stitch or French knots to fill an area, or herringbone stitch to outline the saddle.

I’m going to stitch the reindeer right along with you, and will post my progress on Thursday.

Meanwhile, print the free pattern, gather your favorite CharlesCraft embroidery fabric, your thread and needle, and a water-soluble DMC Transfer Pen and let’s get started!



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6 Responses to “Stitch Along with Emma!Comment RSS feed

  • Aurelia Eglantine
    November 9th, 2011 8:40 pm

    I *love* your reindeer – from his expression, to his curly antlers, to all his pretty stars, he’s just adorable from head to hooves! I’m not very experienced at embroidery, but this little fellow really makes me want to try to stitch him, and I really like the idea of a Holiday SAL! Not sure if I can get all the supplies together, so I can’t say that I’m definitely participating yet, but I am *very* interested in doing so, and I just wanted to say “thank you” for putting up this cute design :) Can’t wait to see how the project develops!

  • rmpbklyn
    November 11th, 2011 7:10 am

    what pen do i use to trace on fabric, so it don’t run or smear?

    • admin
      November 14th, 2011 9:34 am
      Author's Reply

      It is best to use a water soluble fabric marking pen, like the one shown in the photo. A link can be found in the text. ~Emma

  • Laurie
    November 11th, 2011 9:05 am

    I love the reindeer, but I feel a little like Santa on Christmas night: I can’t get him to download!

    • admin
      November 14th, 2011 9:35 am
      Author's Reply

      I just tested the links and they are all functioning, and the file is a .pdf. Once the file opens, you will need to save it to your desktop. ~Emma

  • Tammy
    January 3rd, 2012 5:22 pm

    I know this contest is over but I just came across the pattern and may try it anyway. However, I’m not familiar with embroidery very much and I’m wondering how I get the pattern on the fabric, is the fabric thin enough to trace the pattern?

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