Unique, Quirky, Cute
You have got to love animals. We admire them in the wild, and as pets they brighten our days with their loyalty and funny antics. No wonder animals are a very popular subject of embroidery. In this post we collected a bunch of animal themed embroidery that are a bit different, edgy and some even arty.
In some cases the embroiderer combined multiple techniques and the results are just amazing. You will find a range of examples from free motion embroidery to appliqué, as well as lettering and using unusual shapes and backgrounds.
Up-close and personal with the embroidered pillow. It is just one of the many ways you can use these designs. Remember, they are free, yay!
Being a massive chook lover myself (I have 5 lovelies), I simply could not pass these gorgeous ladies by Katie Essam, a mixed media textile artist. She combines appliqué with free motion embroidery and deserves an absolute ten out of ten for presentation.
* chook is a commonly used word for chicken/hen in Australia
The intricate details on these works by Nancy Nicholson are simply stunning. Using different stitch types on multiple layers of fabric and the choice of vibrant colors make these pieces true works of art.
Swirly Cat Face
I found this super adorable cat face designs by Tonya and it was love at first swirly sight! The good news is, for a very small investment you can get 10 of these little darlings at various angles here. Perfect embroidery gift for a cat lover friend.
Pull the rabbit out of the … jacket! If you want to decorate your denim with something truly unusual, you can always embroider a rather large rabbit head on the back of it, just like Mrs Bertimus did.
"Patchwork" Dog & Rooster
Take a relatively simple embroidery design and add some wow factor to it by cutting it into sections and changing the stitch types and colors up. We dedicated a whole blog post on how to turn an embroidery design from simple to exciting using special features and pattern fills in the Hatch Embroidery software. Dog pattern here.
Especially when it brings cupcakes like this one by Lou Gardiner! There is so much awesomeness going on in this design that it is hard to decide where to start. Free motion embroidery mixed with fabric art and hand painting result in something very spectacular. I particularly love the use of negative space on the wing!
There is nothing wrong with going to the tried and trusted sources of great embroidery patters like Embroidery Library. I love how this pattern combines flora and fauna together. When you are looking for something quick and easy to embroider, it is the best way to go. You can always add your own personal touch by changing the colors or stitch patterns to create something really unique.
Sometimes you just cannot beat the urge to embroider a seahorse, right? Well, that is exactly how Michelle Mischkulnig felt when she created this spectacular design. She advises: “You must always be thinking about what materials can be used, how they can be used, the possibilities and don’t be afraid to try, don’t overthink, let spontaneity override your fears.”
And the final result is breathtakingly beautiful!
But is it really a black cat? Sometimes it is your choice of fabric and the color that gives that special edge to your embroidery. Just like this cat face that is so simple, yet so interesting at the same time.
Animals of the Forest
If you are looking for something cute and stylish at the same time, Urban Threads is your go to website. They have plenty of animal themed embroidery designs like this folksy one that I could not resist. Embroider it on something unusual, like denim or a bag and you will be right on trend!
Long Tailed Tit
The British wildlife is an endless source of inspiration when it comes to embroidery. This beautiful piece by textile artist Jo Hill combines appliqué with free motion embroidery and multi-layered fabric that work really well together.
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Bernadett & the Hatch Team