Embroidery Project- Notebook Cover Part 4, Stitching the Barrel of Monkeys; Sublime Stitching “Monkey Love”

Monkey Barrel Portrait

Whoo hoo! The stitching of the Monkeys on the sketchbook/notebook cover is done!

I got a late start on it and didn’t start until about 9p.m. last night. (Hubby had me trying out oil painting!) Here is the stitched heart circle. It uses red stem stitch, green split stitch, and red straight stitch.

Monkey Love heart patch

Here is the start of the left monkey in the barrel. It uses brown backstitch and buttonhole stitch and cream backstitch and long and short stitch. The barrel uses a teal/blue/green split stitch, so far.

Sublime Stitching Monkey Barrel

I got back to stitching the monkeys this morning when I got up at 7a.m. I finished the barrel, then went back to finish the little monkeys. I used split backstitch, straight stitch, stem stitch, buttonhole stitch, blanket stitch, satin stitch, long and short stitch, back stitch, and french knot throughout the whole piece.

Here is the barrel with all the parts done.

Monkey Barrel completeMonkey barrel complete

With the flap of the cover done it looks like this:

notebook cover complete stitching

This is a really fun pattern to stitch up. I added some little white highlights with a single strand of DMC floss and a very tiny needle (12 or 14 Tween). Now, I have to make some little pockets, adjust the design to fit the sketchbook/notebook, and find a few more design spaces to add a few more of critters to the pouch.

Back to the sewing design board. Stay tuned.

You life needs fun. Go ahead, have some fun!

Barrel of Monkeys Portrait

Helpful Information:

Design pattern: Sublime Stitching, Monkey Love, by Jenny Hart

Find Embroidered notebook cover Part 1 (Click Here)

Find Embroidered notebook cover Part 2 (Click Here)

Find Embroidered notebook cover Part 3 (Click Here)

Find Tutorial, Tinting fabric with crayon, Giggleface Studios (Click Here)

Find Tutorial, Mary Corbet’s Needle N Thread, Video Library of Hand Embroidery Stitches (Click Here)

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3 responses to “Embroidery Project- Notebook Cover Part 4, Stitching the Barrel of Monkeys; Sublime Stitching “Monkey Love”

  1. Sue

    How adorable! Your stitching is beautiful and the colors are so happy!

  2. Hi Sue,
    Thank you so much for the compliment! I’ve been going for ‘happy’ so I’m very glad that you describe it as that. 😉
    Hope you visit often!
    smiles,
    alicia in Hawaii

  3. Pingback: Embroidery Project- Notebook Cover Part 5, Creating the Rest of the Sewing Pattern « Curiosities 808

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