Mini Project: Elephant Embroidery by Handmade Charlotte

As I’ve spent a lot of time in my local Hobbycraft lately, I stumbled across this beautiful kit from Handmade Charlotte to create a stunning embroidered elephant. Ellies are my spirit animal, so I just had to give this a try! I’ve never done embroidery like this before, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to try something new, and I’m enjoying the challenge and learning some new skills as well!

The kit comes with a really helpful diagram and detailed steps on how to achieve all the different embroidery effects, including: back stitch; outline stitch; straight stitch; running stitch; chain stitch; cut turkey stitch (a new one for me!); Lazy Daisy; French knots; satin stitch; and tassels. The threads are really vibrant and will look amazing against the dark denim-like material. The white stamped design is also really helpful for figuring out exactly where to place stitches.

So far I’ve had my first attempt at doing satin stitches and have done the little orange ball decorations in the border – it took me about 40 minutes to do these, which I didn’t think was bad for my first time!

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Progress so far, after 40 minutes! / Photo: JELOUdesigns

I’ll update the blog as I progress on this mini project! Hoping to get it done within the next couple of weeks so I can hang it up in time for Christmas!

Are you stitching any designs at the moment? I’d love to hear about your projects!


Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I was not asked by Bucilla/Handmade Charlotte to write this post nor given any incentive from them in exchange for writing it – I paid for my own kit, and it is purely a record of my own experience. 

Links marked with * indicate affiliate links through which I make a small commission (pennies!) if someone clicks through to an item and makes a purchase. I only link to products I have used or would actually use. Links without a * are not affiliate links.

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