Frank the Zebra 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.

This design features in Hazel’s, Crewel Animal Portraits.  It measures 220 x 200 mm and is worked with an interesting variety of embroidery, needle lace, needle weaving and bead embroidery techniques, with the focus of the design being an unconventional method to create the stripes of the hide.

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 project includes the following techniques:

Embroidery Stitches

Backstitch (whipped)

Burden stitch

Buttonhole circles

Buttonhole stitch (layered)

Detached chain stitch

Fly stitch

Long and short stitch

Outline stitch

Satin stitch

Split/fly stitch combination

Trellis couching (basic)

Trellis with cross stitch couching (shaded)

Trellis couching (woven)

Vermicelli couching (2-tone)

Twisted couching

Needle Lace Techniques

Daisy filler

Needle Weaving Techniques

Texture no. 9

Bead Embroidery Techniques

Beaded Backstitch

Bead picot chain

Caged Crystals

Step by step instructions, along with colour images, diagrams and stitch guidelines are provided in the Animal Portraits book.  These instructions, the teaching kit and the full project kit should be used in tandem with the video lessons and the high-resolution video clips which will be provided in a private domain on the tuition website.

Using stranded and perle cottons along with Miyuki beads and Preciosa crystals, the project is worked on a natural-coloured cotton/linen blend that has been backed with cotton voile.

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

Print on natural coloured cotton/linen blend


  • 27 skeins DMC stranded cotton solid colours
  • 6 bobbins DMC and Presencia perle #12 threads
  • 1 bobbin Superlon beading thread
  • 1 pack 2 mm DvN hand painted silk ribbon


  • 3 pack Miyuki seed beads
  • 1 pack Preciosa flat back crystals

Needle Pack

A teaching pack is included

Each stitch or technique is provided in video format on a template. A sheet of templates is provided for the workshop and should be used to learn the stitches or techniques before working on the project.  In addition to the templates, you will be provided with a teaching pack.  The teaching pack consists of a doodle cloth and a range of threads and beads for use while learning.  This means that you will not have to use threads and beads from the project pack.

Approximate pricing in popular currencies:

US$ CA$ AU$ GB NZ$ Euro
109.00 146.00 165.00 85.00 179.00 99.00

These prices do not include shipping.