Baby Tiger

This baby tiger was the biggest cross stitch i have done, and it took me around a year and a quarter to complete. It’s called Baby Tiger and is made by Kustom Krafts, and it’s quite big (13″ by 16″). I really enjoyed doing this one as it was great to see the picture emerge, although the colours did get rather boring after a while as they are all very similiar (although you’d be surprised just how much green a tiger can have in it!)

I started in the centre with the nose and eyes, then worked out to the right and around the top of his head, before coming down the left hand side. I worked by finishing a whole thread of each colour at a time, which did mean i had to travel some distance over the back of the fabric, and as a result the back is quite messy, but i don’t mind because no one is going to look at that part.

I then worked further down to the bottom of the piece, and although this part wasn’t as interesting as the rest because it was just a patch of colours with no real features, it found it enjoyable because by this stage i could really see the piece coming together and couldn’t wait to get it finished.

And finally after hundreds of hours of hard work, it was finished! The whiskers and detail around the eye was added at the end with backstitch but the whole of the rest of the piece is in whole cross stitches, which made it a pleasure to stitch. The finished piece is really beautiful, and has a quality almost like a painting thanks to the clever design. I’d recommend this design to anyone who wants a piece which is fairly easy to stitch, but will take a long time and give a really amazing result.

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3 Comments

  1. Linn said,

    January 19, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    It’s so cute. ^_^

  2. rosmrey said,

    January 25, 2008 at 4:53 am

    it’s really beautiful..

  3. July 9, 2010 at 7:00 am

    Aww! Even more cats! I love tigers too! I have always said, that I love cats, be it a housecat or a tiger.


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