Amazing Mexican Owl Tapestry Cushion Kit.
This vibrant design is inspired by the beautiful Mexican folk art embroidery called Otomi. Traditionally used to decorate clothing and household linens, it includes stylised animals, flowers and birds. Patterned in waved stripes using bright, often contrasting colours, these folk art designs are simple but effective.
The design uses all of the field, with tiny shapes and flowers.
The embroiderer first hand draws the pattern with a crayon or pencil, designs can be symmetrical for clothing. Each piece is unique. Embroidery commences in satin stitch using a tambour needle, which catches the stitches from the reverse and pulls through to the front. This is a quick way of filling large areas.
My design features a brilliant owl, richly detailed pattern in vibrant colours on a black background. The background is completely filled with stylised, flowers, butterflies, sacred hearts and spots. A scattering of roccaille beads is added last for extra sparkle.
Sewn using Victorian cross stitch, no need for a frame.
Anchor Tapestry wool
Anchor Gold Lame
Size 18 tapestry needles
Zweigart 10 HPI blank Interlock canvas
Full colour and symbol chart
Colour symbol palette
Wool organiser cards
Organza wool bag
Gift bag packaging
Size: 13″ x 12″, 32.5cm x 30cm
Animal Fayre Designs Design Charts are subject to copyright and can not be copied and resold. They are for personal use only.