I have been knitting, sewing, embroidering, and creating since I was a small girl. I live on a working sheep farm with my husband and daughter in western Massachusetts. I have written 8 books on ...
I have been knitting, sewing, embroidering, and creating since I was a small girl. I live on a working sheep farm with my husband and daughter in western Massachusetts. I have written 8 books on embroidery and knitting. My favorite thing is color!View all patterns by designer (3) »
Cat Nap was inspired by our three beautiful gray striped tiger kitties Vera and her two sons Charlie and Sebastian. One of the kitties is always sleeping on the wing chair in the kitchen of our old farmhouse. We're a "cat family" and our kitties are allowed to sleep on the furniture. They do a great job keeping the critters at bay here on the farm.
If you have your own favorite kitty, pick out your kitty's colors and work it in place of the gray stripes. You could also "design" a different fabric for your chair in place of the bright and eye-popping flowers I have on my chair.
Only three stitches are needed for this design: Outline Stitch, Chain Stitch, and Satin Stitch. There are complete and clear illustrations of How-To Stitch each one. The pattern also includes close-up photos of the design.
This 10 page PDF pattern includes:
Complete instructions for cutting fabric, centering and transferring the design to the fabric including 3 methods of transfer - light table/window, dressmaker's tracing paper and Sulky Iron-On Transfer paper
Complete how-to illustrations of the stitches you will need
Close-up photos of key design points so it is easy for your to re-create the design
The design template to transfer to your fabric using tracing paper or light table
The reversed design template to transfer using a Sulky Iron-on Marker
Paternayan Persian Colors used with matching DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss Shades