I want to translate zoo themes to needlework. Got any ideas how to do this? I don’t have a lot of space to work with, so no 3,000-stitch pictures. Here are some of my thoughts:
Snakes–long and skinny works
animal skin patterns
foliage–food and habitat
Jen with rozellas, Australia
feather and fly stitches–they don’t look like birds, but you see the connection, right?
whopper-jawed eyelets look like bird stuff–gross, I know, but it’s one of my favorite stitches, and I like the excuse to use it with a zoo theme
crow’s foot–it’s the name of a tailoring stitch. It’s a diamond, I think. I’ll have to look it up; I’m lousy with stitch names. I tend to make them up. Can you think of other stitches with animal-y names? Leviathan.
I can’t tell you why I’m doing this yet, but it will be revealed in a couple of months.
Maybe something with the bars of a cage. Not sure what.
Okay. Your turn. Don’t suggest anything you don’t want me to use. Can you think of a creative way to interpret a zoo theme in needlework?
Just start listing things without thinking or judging them. You might be surprised what pops up.
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