Easter is fast approaching, and celebrations this year will probably be very different from those of years past.
Easter customs are different worldwide. In Germany, the Easter rabbit places the Easter eggs into hidden nests.
In addition, rabbits are indigenous to many countries around the world. They were also widespread in the Schwalm. So why shouldn’t we integrate a rabbit motif into Schwalm embroidery?
Christa Waldmann designed a pattern:
You can download the design here:
A different, smaller design can be found in the article Hare Circle Dance.
Slightly modified I embroidered this new motif twice.
One rabbit body got a Limet grid
and was filled with the 2 pattern.
The mirrored counterpart was decorated with an openwork pattern.
Diagonal Cross Filling – French Variation/“half” (Openwork Pattern Samplers) was chosen.
Since the ears are very narrow, they were initially only edged with Coral Knot stitches. Then the thread withdrawing was made for a simple withdrawn thread pattern.
Wave stitches were embroidered.
Then Chain stitches for outlining and wrapped Chain stitches for dividing were worked.
Today the pair of rabbits greets you.
How about designing a complete rabbit family?