When my niece asked me to draw her a scarecrow, I really wasn’t thinking in terms of hand embroidery (incredibly enough). But this is what we concocted, and I thought I’d pass it on to you, in case you’re looking for something cutesy and fallish to embroider. Maybe if not for you, for the kids – and if nothing else, it can always be a coloring page, right?
I can see this fellow embroidered in outlines all in one color (for example, redwork?) or even stitched in a variety of colors. If you really wanted to get elaborate, you could fill the fellow up with color, too. A plaid shirt, perhaps? Patched overalls, a rustic hat in a textured stitch – lots of possibilities!
When you’re doing things like this for a three-year-old, you can always expect a variety of candid responses. Our drawing session went something like this:
Why does his face look like a pumpkin?
Why does he have fireworks in his pockets?
(Uh…. that’s supposed to be hay… )
He doesn’t look very scary.
That’s because you’re not a crow.
Yes, I am.
We don’t do this type of thing too often. She’s cute and all. But she’s my worst critic.
Here’s the PDF:
Scarecrow ‘n Pumpkins Hand Embroidery Pattern (PDF)
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