Patchwork Elephant by Toni Gerdes

This charming Patchwork Elephant explored many different stitches to create a happy addition to my needlework decorations. The whimsical feel of the colors made stitching on this canvas a dream. Threadworx over-dyed cottons, several Rainbow Gallery metallics, Gloriana, Needlepoint, Inc., Caron silks, beads, and sequins are used, along with some white Ultrasuede® for the tusks. The stitches include old favorites, as well as a few surprises. The background is a white-on-white scrolling darning pattern design to enhance the elephant’s fanciful personality. This is an intermediate level canvas embroidery design on 18 ct. white mono canvas that finishes to approximately 9” x 11”.