Colin the Rooster

Colin the Rooster Online Workshop


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Product Description

This is a 4-lesson prerecorded online workshop.

If your guild or group would like to do this online workshop, click here to read about how to organise such an event.

Featured in Hazel’s book, Crewel Birds, this proud fellow is filled with interesting stitches and techniques which are useful for, not only this project but also, have the potential to inspire you in your own embroidery.

Because of publishing contracts, participants will be required to own a copy of the Crewel Animal Portraits book to access the written instructions.  If you do not own the book, it can be ordered from this site by choosing it in the dropdown menu marked ‘kit type’.

The workshop will cover all of the stitches and techniques needed to complete the project as under:

Embroidery Stitches

Buttonhole circles and flowers

Buttonhole stitch – layered

Chain stitch backstitch combination


Detached chain variations

double detached chain stitch

Eye stitch

Fly stitch

French knots Backstitch – whipped

Interlaced chain stitch & variations

Knotted cable chain stitch

Long and short stitch shading

Loop stitch

Outline stitch

Raised chain stitch – woven

Reverse chain stitch

Satin stitch – padded

Sheaf stitch

Single weaving filler

Split backstitch

Trellis couching – basic, diagonal

Trellis couching – woven

Trellis couching –cross stitch filler

Trellis with cross stitch couching

Up and down buttonhole stitch (double)

Chicken wire couching

Bead Embroidery Techniques

Attaching a single bead

Beaded backstitch

Beaded fly stitch

Beaded wheatear stitch

Caged flat back crystal

Needle Lace Embroidery

Beaded and woven Filler stitch 1

Needle Weaving Techniques

Texture no. 5 – double woven

Checks & Stripes no. 13

Basic double weaving

Texture no. 2

Measuring 310 x 280 mm, the project is worked on a natural-coloured linen cotton blend fabric using DMC and Finca cotton threads, Madeira metallic threads and Miyuki beads and Preciosa crystals.   The original of this project has been quilted with batting and participants have the option of doing the same.

The project kit includes everything needed to complete the project as under:

Print on natural coloured linen cotton blend fabric, backed with voile and ready to stitch

Batting pack


  • 39 skeins DMC stranded cotton – solid colours
  • 1 skein DMC stranded cotton – Coloris
  • 1 skein DMC satin thread
  • 5 bobbins DMC perle #12 thread
  • 3 bobbins Finca perle #12 thread
  • 3 bobbins DMC Dentelles #80 thread
  • 2 bobbins Madeira Glamour #12 thread

Beads and Crystals

  • 5 packs Miyuki seed beads
  • 1 pack Preciosa flat back crystals

Needle Pack

A teaching pack is included

Approximate pricing in popular currencies:

US$ CA$ AU$ GB₤ NZ$ Euro
140.00 188.00 212.00 110.00 230.00 128.00

These prices do not include shipping.