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The Penguin Family
March 16, 2010, 9:35 am
Filed under: Penguin Family

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 . . .