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- The fabric used for the tutorial (only) is a tightly woven fabric used to get clear close up pictures, and not the one used for original project.
- I am using black color thread instead of the brown thread that is supposed to be used in this project, just to show the steps clearly.
- Keep the fabric really taut on the embroidery frame.
The stitches here have to be made into the same holes as previous ones on one side where the border is already stitched
Bring the starting thread out at A.
Go down at B
The view of back of the fabric when the needle passes at C ( the needle has to pass through the same hole of the stitch made in the previous section).
D is the next point of insertion from the front side, as shown in the next picture.
Please note that the needle passes through the same hole of the previous stitch.
Next the needle comes out at E. Thus , continuing with the reverse herring bone stitch.
Please note that I have got only one stitch on the outer border of the left ear before the inner border appears. This may vary and more stitches may be available on the outer border depending on the slant given while working the face.
Here , I begin working on the inner border of the left ear using the reverse herringbone stitch.
Work over the ear till the body is reached, when stitching is continued over the body.
Continue in the same manner till the end , stitching over the tail on the back side to finish.
Here is the original finished work.
and the back side looks like this...
You can see that the stitches of the body have been made over one ear and half of the tail.
Happy Stitching !!