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The Penguin Family
March 16, 2010, 9:35 am
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A good friend, Deanne, asked if I could stitch a penguin for her daughter, Kayla.  So, I adapted a photo (found at that I found on the internet of an emperor chick and parents to create a Penguin Family (on the right).

I utilized a xerox machine to enlarge the photo to the size I wanted & then a light box that I bought from Michael’s (watch their internet site for 50% off coupon any 1 item) to trace the rough design. Mainly, I used Split Encroaching Gobelin of varying lengths and at different angles to aid the visual flow of fur with a thread called Trio (from Brown Paper Packages in various values) & on top placed varying lengths (and angled) with Fuzzy Stuff (by Rainbow Gallery in various values). The sky is straight stitches of random varying lengths in an overdyed thread.

In honor of winter ending, I proudly present, The Penguin Family . . .

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This is such a delightful piece! I love it! You did an amazing job of capturing the “feeling” of the photo. Your friend must be delirious with joy! Great job.

Comment by Liz

Thanks, I was real happy with it. I thought the picture was special because the way the heads tip down like hearts speaks to how much they adore their only daughter. And, yes, my friend really liked it!

Comment by melitastitches4fun

How wonderful! You did fantastic with this and the recipients will be thrilled!

Comment by Pat

Thanks so much. I love the sparkle that the Fuzzy Stuff gives the piece like the sheen from water on a penguin. And, both the mother & daughter liked it a lot!!

Comment by melitastitches4fun

Loved this work! You did a wonderful job. thanks for sharing

Comment by julia

Fabulous penguins! And your stitch choice and execution is terrific. Congratulations, and thanks so much for sharing. This is really great. Made my day.

Comment by Stacy Creamer

[…] penguins. I used Split Encroaching Gobelin of various colors and various lengths on my penguins ( I used Trio and Fuzzy Stuff. If I were to do this again (10+ years later), I would make the black […]

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