The second Easter Egg in the set features an banded egg, with each band worked in a different stitch or group of stitches.
Enlarge or reduce the pattern, given here as a .jpg, using any photo editing software you have on your computer. To work the design, center the design on the piece of fabric, and mark the embroidery lines by placing the pattern under the fabric and tracing the embroidery designs onto the fabric using a water-soluble fabric marking pen. If you have difficulty seeing the pattern through the fabric, use a light box, or trace the design by holding the fabric and pattern up to a window.
Embroider the design using two strands of the six-strand embroidery floss throughout, using your choice of basic embroidery stitches. In my sample (see step 1), I have used chain stitch, stem stitch, detached chain stitch, French knots and feather stitch.
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