February 9, 2015

Thanks you *so much* to everyone who left nice comments about the Heffalumps. I’m as tickled as the pink baby one.

My fellow appliqué enthusiast Darcy Ashton just published a guide to the hand-stitching of eyes.

It includes 14 different eyes, with instructions for all of them!

Darcy is the author of many appliqué classics featuring animals, from bunnies to big dogs to little dogs to horses to butterflies to aquatic creatures. I’ve always thought she did the most fantastic job with the eyes, really bringing the animals to life.

Check out Darcy’s website Ashton Pubications, which features all of her books, and spend some time poking around her Etsy shop as well, where you’ll find many darling patterns. She also has an embroidery stitch guide.

Until next time,
By Kay Mackenzie


2 Responses to “Darcy’s Guide to Eyes”

  1. Loris Mills on February 9th, 2015 6:43 pm

    This look really interesting. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Kim on February 21st, 2015 12:34 pm

    Love Darcy’s designs and the details on her animals are what make them so appealing. Thanks for sharing about the guide – it didn’t know she had one available.