I have a thing for french knot sheep. I love stitching them. I find french knots very soothing. This isn't the first time I have stitched this sheep pattern either.
Starting with the branches in stem stitch and leaves with detached daisy chain.
Added the chain stitch border in blue - following my favorite method from Sublime Stitching.
The tree trunk is satin stitch and the ground outline stem stitch.
Finished the sheep with white french knots for the body, satin stitch for the head, and bullion knots for the legs.
This time I added some french knots and cross stitches around the border for decoration.
- Here is a little sheep I stitched for a friend's birthday
- Here is a little sheep with flowers (and mounted on canvas)
- The first time I stitched this pattern (and how I finished the back of the hoop) **
**Update on how to finish the back of embroidery hoops:
I now prefer to finish the back of my hoops using this excellent tutorial with felt.
How do you prefer to finish the back of your hoops?