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vintage crewel kit: ladybug 5

time to put this guy to bed.

there were 2 options for filling in the spots on this handsome devil, the good ole satin stitch, and the french knot. despite a strong inclination that the satin stitch was the best looking option, the prospect of a hundred french knots was too powerful. they're the best. let's take a closer look, shall we?

like the chain stitches that filled in the back, each spot was worked in a spiral, from the outside in.

when they were filled up, it was time to add the final stem stitch up his back:

let's be honest here: i still think the satin stitch would've looked better. there's a hell of a lot of texture on this critter. even so, if given the chance to do it again, i'd pick the same thing. french knots! they're addictive.

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