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Introduction to Embroidery: Little Lambie


Have you ever considered embellishing your finished projects with embroidered accents? How about learning to make a little lamb? This cute little bit of embroidery will teach you how to use duplicate stitch, chain stitch, and french knots to make this darling little embellishment. You just need a little extra yarn and a tapestry needle and you’ll be ready to give this a try!



You will need the following supplies:

  • a tapestry needle
  • a fluffy yarn for the wool (preferably one that is fuzzy and blooms, I like single ply merino personally)
  • a plied yarn for the face, ears, and legs (I prefer plied superwash merino)
  • a plied yarn for the eyes (plied superwash is your friend)
  • the item you are embroidering
  • a swatch of stockinette stitch to practice techniques.


For this particular embroidery, use yarn that is the same weight or slightly heavier than the yarn you used for your project so the duplicate stitch adequately covers the yarn underneath.