Updated July 18, 2020.
This Learn-a-stitch owl is violet. All the threads I used plus the canvas itself are shades of this color. The canvas itself was painted overall in violet. You can dothis to make your canvas a different color.
I wanted to try to highlight the violet and blue coloring in this painted canvas. It’s mostly lavender with some blue. While I like the finished piece, I don’t think it highlighted the changing color on the canvas particularly well.
In this owl I used:
- Grandeur G808
- Dinky Dyes stranded silk 77 Blue Mountains
- violet/silver silk, probably Planet Earth
- Aurifil cotton 12 wt in 2520
Trace the outline of the owl onto your canvas. Remember that the eyes and the tip of the top triangle are represented by dots and transfer them as well. From the middle dot, draw two diagonal lines to make the top triangle.
Before stitching anything else, I outlined the owl, except at the top of the triangle, with Grandeur. The right side is Reverse Tent. The left side and center are Tent.
Stitch the triangle in the top middle in Fuji Tent, below. I used two strands of Auriful.
Stitch the remainder of the head in Background Stitch, below. I used a single strand of Aurifil to make the color of the canvas more a part of this area.
Add the eyes; I used matte black brads.
Stitch the left side in Open Diagonal Cashmere, below. I used the Dinky Dyes, four strands.
Stitch the right side in Venetian, below. I used the silk with silver metallic.
Follow the entire series on-line: