Embroidery ~ St. Clare Dolls
St. Clare is the patron saint of embroiders.
This was the craft chosen for Little Flowers ~ Saint Clare of Assisi and the virtue of Joy-Mirthfulness.
Crochet Thread (weight 5-10) - thicker than embroidery thread and does not require unraveling as does embroidery floss. I doubled the crochet thread for the Little Flowers to avoid the need for re-threading. (Embroidery thread (ET) was used for small areas)
dark brown - tunic
black - veil
nude - face, nose, hands, feet (St. Clare of Assisi never wore shoes or socks)
gold - halo, monstrance
white - wimple (starched white part of the veil)
green/blue/brown (ET) - eyes
pink (ET) - mouth
Trace St. Clare Pattern unto cloth
Place printed sheet under fabric
Trace image onto fabric with a water soluble fabric pen
Place fabric w/ image into an oval embroidery hoop
Embroider using the running stitch
Running Stitch—This stitch is used for outline and padding. The needle is carried in and out of material making small up and down even stitches. Take several stitches on needle before drawing it through.