Bright-Eyed Owl on Blackwork Moon Needlework Pattern

April 2nd, 2011 by admin

This little cross stitched owl is perched on a branch with beaded flowers.  His eyes are worked in a ribbed spider web stitch,  stitched over rings.  The blackwork moon behind him gets its dimension using a 2-1/2″ covered button form.

Design size is approximately 3″ x 3-1/2″, and frame size is 5″ x 5″.

Buy the finished and framed piece.

MATERIALS
Fabric from Wichelt Imports, Inc.
8” x 8” 32 count Confederate Gray Belfast linen
5” x 5” 32 count Antique White Belfast linen
DMC® 6-strand Embroidery  Floss
932 – Light Antique Blue
931 – Medium Antique Blue
930 – Dark Antique Blue
3752 – Very Light Antique Blue
762 – Very Light Pearl Gray
3781 – Dark Mocha Brown
840 – Medium Beige Brown

DMC® Satin Floss
S3371 – Coffee Bean (Eyes, Nose, Feet)
S931 – Antique Blue (Eyes)

Mill Hill Antique Glass Beads
03002 Midnight
Mill Hill Glass Seed Beads
02021 Gunmetal

Other Materials
2-½” half-ball button form – for moon
2, ⅜” (outer diameter) plastic rings – for eyes
4-⅞” x 4-⅞” acid free foam board (⅛” thick)
White felt or interlining:  4-⅞” x 4-⅞” and 3” x 3”
Fabric/Craft glue
Size 26 tapestry needle
Beading Needle

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