The Elephant returns – back to the SAL!

chain stitch worked in wool

It has been a while, a long while in fact, since the elephant last made an appearance. But, now I’m basically settled back in Australia, I thought it was time to join back in the SAL, and actually try and get him finished!

Unfortunately, all that has happened is I have located her, and given some thought on how to finish it. I’ve got a few ‘secret stitching’ projects at the moment which are taking up my time. Hopefully I will get them finished quickly now and I can move onto finishing this guy!

The last time we spoke about the elephant, I was pondering how to finishing her. You were all very helpful, and I’ve decided to opt for couching around the outside. This will also give me the ability to give him a slightly tufty tail, as I can leave some threads on the front.

So unfortunately not a great update for my return to the SAL! Fingers crossed for next time.  I’m hoping it will be ready for my nieces birthday later this month, so an added incentive to get moving with it!

Stitch sampler with a multitude of different stitches, including linked chain stitch duplicates for consistency


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Do make sure you head over and see what everyone else has been up to! There is always so much to see, and is a great and lovely time catching up with everyone. If you would like to join, please get in touch with Avis, and she will give you all the details.

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26 thoughts on “The Elephant returns – back to the SAL!”

  1. Welcome back Catherine, looking forward to the finished elephant now that you’ve decided your next step. ?

    1. Yes, I think you are right Claire! So often with this piece I spend just as much time wondering what to do as I do stitching it, so a plan might help the speed pick up!

  2. Your elephant is lovely and you will get to it when you have the time. We can’t do everything, as much as we would like to! Having a plan to take you forward is a great idea.

  3. Very nice! My favorite animal is the elephant and I collect elephant things. I’d love to working on something like this.

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