Nigel the Flamingo Online Workshop


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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 colourful chap 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

Backstitch with variations
Blanket and buttonhole stitch
Blanket Stitch: Striped and Double
Bullion knots with variations
Chain stitch with variations
Daisy Trellis
Detached buttonhole stitch
Detached chain stitch with variations
Eye stitch filler
Fly stitch with variations
French & colonial knots with variations
Heavy chain stitch
Long and short stitch shading
Outline stitch
Rhodes Stitch
Satin stitch
Single Weaving Filler Stitch
Stem and whipped stem stitch
Trellis couching basic
Trellis couching with cross stitch filling
Trellis with cross stitch couching
Triangular Trellis
Up and down buttonhole stitch
Woven trellis couching

Bead Embroidery Stitches

Attaching beads to fabric
Bead couching
Bead & beaded fly stitch

Needle Lace Techniques

In addition to the stitches listed below, you will find links to a stitch videos and documents that explain all the ins and outs of using needle lace techniques as embroidery stitches.

Needle lace stitch no. 1 variations 1 and 2

Needle Weaving Patterns

Basic needle weaving


Measuring 305 x 275 mm, the project is worked on a natural-coloured linen cotton blend fabric using DMC and Finca cotton threads, and Miyuki beads.   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


  • 15 skeins DMC stranded cotton – solid colours
  • 5 bobbins Finca perle #12 thread


  • 5 packs Miyuki seed beads

Needle Pack

A teaching pack is included.

Approximate pricing in popular currencies:

US$ CA$ AU$ GB₤ NZ$ Euro
99,16 132,93 149,75 77,44 162,92 90,41

These prices do not include shipping.