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Kraken vs. Ship Hand Embroidery Pattern


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The scene is well known. A Mighty Kraken ascends from the murky depths to do battle with a noble sailing vessel--a struggle of life and death! (Or, if this works better for you: it just wants to give the ship a hug--the murky depths are lonely, so we've heard). However you wish to frame the story, this pattern allows for a number of varied and fun colors and stitches. Use something near our example--or adapt it for your own favorites. (Add a Jolly Roger and do away with the "noble vessel" concept if the spirit moves you.) This Kraken vs. Ship pattern is 11 pages long and includes details on colors and stitches used in the example embroidery. It also has two views of the pattern itself: the original direction and a reversed direction, making it easy to choose which way you want the design to be oriented regardless of which transfer method you prefer. Also included are instructions on all of the stitches used in the sample. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY separate embroidery floss thread a needle transfer image from paper onto fabric mount fabric into an embroidery hoop SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 7.5" x 7.5" straight off the printer; can be sized up or down with a computer or copier

Supplies Needed

  • fabric (plain cotton is recommended)
  • embroidery hoop
  • embroidery needle

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I make clothes for imaginary people of stage and screen during the day, and make embroidery patterns by night.