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San Bernardino, CA

I started with crafts when I was about 9 years old. I learned to knit, and I still remember everything about that experience: from the yarn (a cherry red worsted, purchased at the Woolworth store ...

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Joyeux Noel Redwork Embroidery Reindeer

from Busy Crow Studio
(10) Name: 'Embroidery : Joyeux Noel Redwork Embroidery Reindeer
Joyeux Noel Redwork Embroidery Reindeer

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Hand Embroidery Stitch: Outline Stitch

Pattern Description:

You can embroidery this lovely Joyeux Noel redwork reindeer the traditional way with just red outlines on muslin fabric. Or, for a bolder look, outline the reindeer with Outline Stitch, but use Satin Stitch to fill in the design segments within the design. For an even bolder folk art look, use black floss to work the design 'redwork' style, but fill in the design segments with bright primary colors of floss, or embellish with tiny buttons, beads or sequins. However you decide to create your design, it would look great simply framed in a hoop or frame, or used as a pillow.

The pattern includes how-to diagrams for both Outline and Satin Stitch, full size reindeer to trace, and the words "Joyeux Noel" in script, to be traced and used in the design if desired.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Design: 6.5" x 6.5"


  • Heat Transfer Pencil
  • 8" Embroidery Hoop
  • 12" x 12" Muslin Fabric
  • Six Strand Embroidery Floss, Red
  • Embroidery needle

You Will Also Need:

  • Optional Embellishments: Tiny buttons, beads or sequins
  • Additional Floss in primary colors