Reader's embroidery - Noddy in the rain

Shoba, a blog reader and a good friend, mailed me pictures of a pretty embroidered T.V cover - "Noddy in the rain".  At first glance,it looked just like any other embroidery - but when I paid a little more attention to the stitches- I was surprised by the variety of stitches she had used in the supposedly simple pattern.
Here's a pic.

 The pattern appears to be from a coloring book.Shoba has used crayon tinting for filling up Noddy. I love the way umbrella has been stitched up - a combination of blanket stitch and straight stitches at the base. I love that mop of hair stitched with french knots.
I wanted to show this to you all - it would be a nice little project for beginner's or a quick one for anyone who wants to stitch up something in a short time.
Shoba also made a note of all the stitches used in the pattern and mailed it along with the above pic .

From the crayon scribbles, I guess this is the pattern page where Shoba made her embroidery plan.Click on the pic for a clearer view.

Wonderful work,Shoba. Looking forward to more such creativity from you.

I hope you all enjoyed having a look at the different types of stitches used on this piece,just as I did. Imagination can work wonders, right?

Love,luck and sunshine,


  1. A simple design does give scope for experimenting with stitches...

  2. What fun! I love the expression on his (her?) face.

  3. takes me back to more years than I care to remember seeing Noddy once again. It is a lovely creation, might be an idea for doing the latest tast stitches or using another picture to

  4. Intricate and beautiful! Truly a work of an artist! Kudos 😊

  5. Some people have good ideas and this is one. Clever use of the drawing and the stitches bring it alive.
    Congratulations to your friend.
    Thanks for sharing the finished piece and idea.

  6. I love that! It's beautiful and fun. Thanks for sharing.

  7. As usual Deepa, you have been able to take a piece of embroider and share some knowledge about it with your readers... bravo!

    Hello... yes, I haven't posted in a long while but it has not stopped me from popping in and visiting for your blog once in a while, I am just negligent about leaving comments... found you on Facebook and just had to leave a comment here when I knew I had found the right person.... beautiful photo BTW :)

    I don't have my blog any longer, I found it too time consuming as I had also another one... now I have two pages on Facebook which suits me better, much less writing to do on my busy schedule.

    Anyway, just wanted to drop in and say "hi", you are never forgotten, I came across the lovely gift you had sent me and I must find a project for it.

  8. Very nice work by shoba, this reminds me of the stitching class during my school day. Simple stitches can do miracles in the work.

  9. That's very creative! Lovely design and color. Great job!

  10. I love the expression on his (her?) face. and i like the color umbrella. amazing design .
    Custom Embroidery Digitizing

  11. I love the expression on his (her?) face. and i like the color umbrella. amazing design . Custom Embroidery Digitizing


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