This festive redwork design is "Snow Buddies" by the Australian designer Natalie Bird of The Birdhouse Patchwork Designs, This was purchased a couple of years ago from Cross Patch and the pattern includes both pre-printed calico and a traceable design too. I've used 2 strands of red embroidery thread and my favourite Hiroshima Tulip embroidery needles for the simple hand embroidery. I've used some bright red fabric for the backing, and decided to embroider a "label" directly onto the backing. Using a white fabric marking pencil, I've traced the design using a lightpad. I've often referred to this as "reverse redwork" as I've used a white embroidery thread on red fabric. As you can see, another one of Natalies designs has been used for the centre of the "label" as I thought this snowman was rather jolly! Now this just needs to be layered up and quilted.
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