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Makes | 01 Feb 2023

Robin Embroidery from Paint with Thread

This robin pattern is from a beautiful book called Paint with Thread by Emilie Ferris. I saw this book in my local Waterstones quite a while ago and I couldn’t resist it! I had a course booked at Hand and Lock to learn Silk Shading in November though (blog post about that here), so I waited until after the course to start any of the patterns.

I initially started with a dandelion pattern since it was the first project in the book, but I struggled to gain any momentum with it, so I decided to take the plunge and start the robin pattern since it was my favourite.

The instructions in the book are really helpful, and it gives individual photos of every tiny stage. I’ve really enjoyed working on it, and I’m so excited to hang it up in my house.

Robin’s red breast completed
And he’s finished! Ready for foliage