by spendlove 10d ago

A birthday card for a sheep owner. Stitched on felt with a CD inside. The sheep was digitised to stitch on card and I wanted to beef it up a bit so I stitched the outline with two shades of grey thread in the needle together. The darker one is threaded through the spool of the lighter one. This causes the threads to twist together as they run through the machine giving a tweedy effect to the stitch. (See close up) I had to hold the lighter thread spool above the darker one while it stitched. Now I know it worked, I'll be thinking of a better way to arrange the spools!


by lbrow 7d ago

Love the way you did the thread, I have been know to embroidery hair that way to make it look more realistic hugs Lillian

by noah 8d ago

Love him hugs

by Kittycoaster 8d ago

Awesome!! Very cool idea 🐑

by akmainejane 9d ago

Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

by brendalea 9d ago

Great stitch out. Where could one purchase it? Do you have a Rabbit also? My sister has a Rabbits & Sheep farm and these would be great for her. Thank you for sharing and Happy Stitching :~)

spendlove by spendlove 9d ago

The sheep design is available at Engineered in Stitches but there isn't a rabbit in a similar style.

sewntrouble by sewntrouble 8d ago

Can someone give the link to Engineered in Stitches? I am not able to find the site. Thanks

by DJH 9d ago

Great job!

by kustomkuddle 9d ago

Great effect with the thread. Thank you for sharing.

by jenhar 9d ago

Thank You. Great idea! I love it.

by dragonflyer 9d ago

Very cute!

by sonjapotgieter 9d ago

Awesome idea..Going to try out!!!Thank you for the info!!!!Beautiful!!

by mops Moderator 9d ago

It looks pretty with the thicker thread.
I used to wind a bobbin with two shades, for bears, afraid to have my construction knocked over when embroidering.I used a thread stand, an old small bucket with a hole punched in the bottom. Not the most stable contraption, hence the bobbin. The fill had to be density 7 or so, would have to look at the designs to know, so the stitch count was relatively low. Which I liked.

spendlove by spendlove 9d ago

I like that arrangement. I have a CD spindle cover which would be ideal. I'll experiment some more. I've often used two threads together, but never so they would twist. (An old trick used when combining thin yarns for machine knitting.)

asterixsew by asterixsew 9d ago

Thanks for the info

by crafter2243 Moderator 10d ago

What a great idea. Thanks for letting us know. I am forever learning

by shirley124 10d ago

Very nice. Hugs

by aussiequilter 10d ago

love your work Sue

by asterixsew Moderator 10d ago

Baa utiful

spendlove by spendlove 10d ago


asterixsew by asterixsew 9d ago

Only sick sheep groan healthy ones bleat

by dailylaundry 10d ago

This is so sweet!! The threads together are a great idea!!

by pennifold 10d ago

Very clever, you come up with the most ingenious things. Love Chris

by rescuer Moderator 10d ago

Wow! Thanks for trying out all the embroidery things I wish I were brave enough to try. For quite some time... I wondered if this would work and now I know -- excellent work! Thanks for showing us your projects.

by liliana1 10d ago

This looks great, well done