HOW TO… TAKE YOUR STITCHING TO THE NEXT LEVEL
We have included some more advanced stitching techniques in this project to help you to develop your stitching skills, ready for your next challenge…
FRACTIONAL STITCHES FOR SHAPING:
The elephant is created using a curved outline so plenty of fractional stitches are used. Fractionals are the best way designers can keep their designs looking fluid and realistic.
METALLICS FOR DECORATION:
In keeping with the theme of this project, metallics have been used for ornate decoration and to provide glittering highlights. Remember to keep the thread lengths short.
FRENCH KNOTS FOR TEXTURE:
There are a few French knots scattered across the design to add a rich texture to your cushion. If you're new to French knots, follow our guide on page 87 to start you off.