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*Free Primitive Goose Pattern*- Today's Spring Craft Of The Day!

Today's spring craft of the day is, make a Primitive Canadian Goose on a funnel~ And.. since I have passed 400 followers, I would like to thank all of my readers with a hug and give the gift of a free primitive Canadian goose pattern!

I heard the geese flying by overhead, and it is so nice to hear them, a sure sign of spring!
(Well, I guess if you live in the southern states, you are saying goodbye to them?? ) (DO they stay or do they leave there completely? Where I live, they arrive in the Spring, and leave in the Fall~)


To save my pattern, click on it, then, right click on that image;- select "open image in new tab". Expand that image fully, right click, SAVE. Print full page, borderless.
Edge lines are trace/sew lines, including the wings.
THIS PATTERN MAY BE FREE: BUT IT IS PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT NONETHELESS. IT IS STILL MY DESIGN.
COPYING THIS PATTERN AND SELLING THE PATTERN ITSELF FOR MONETARY GAIN IS THEFT. 
You are free to make items for sale with this pattern, however, please, give credit to Pamela of Our Pioneer Homestead for the design. Thanks so much.
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TIME TO COMPLETE: about an hour.
- fairly easy.


What you'll need:
-Grey cotton fabric, sewing machine- threaded with grey, brown thread for whip stitching.
-small metal funnel; about 2.5"- 3" at widest; the older looking the better.
-a stick to jam tightly into the funnel- (extending it into the bird);
-a glue gun, twine,
-walnut ink, 2 black beads, brown acrylic paint and a small flat brush; (I used "bittersweet chocolate" Americana.)

Print pattern, cut it out, follow directions-sewing as specified. STUFF BIRD EXTREMELY FIRM. Pay special attention to the denseness where the stick will poke upwards into his back. Ensure there is a firm padding of stuffing there. Leave a flap of fabric at the opening, as you will use this to pull the bird downward onto the stick, and tie it.
Sew wings all the way around. Make sure you cut the slits for turning- each wing in opposite directions.
Press them, once you have turned them right side out.
~Staining and wing placement~
I sprayed the stuffed bird and wings (before attaching the wings on-) 2x with walnut ink, drying it immediately with a hot blow dryer. Then, I repeatedly applied walnut ink to the neck and tail only- (4- 6x) ALWAYS blow dry between applications. 
The wings remain UNSTUFFED. Attach wings with a dab of hot glue in the middle. Then, whipstitch them all around, primitively. Do this in brown thread.
Sew on the beaded eyes. 
Countersink ever so slightly using tension.
Using a DRY BRUSH- no water involved, dry brush on the beak, and "feather on" the paint gently: accentuating the base of the neck (stroke upwards) and the tail (stroke inwards.) 

Place upside down funnel on a firm surface.
Put a lot of hot glue on the stick, (not the metal nozzle) and insert into bird. Do this viewing bird "cross section",(as above) to ensure you press bird down and it is straight, not tilting to one side or the other. If you just look at the bird from the side, it may be crooked and you will not be able to tell. Push down and hold for a few minutes. 
Then pull down fabric flaps, and tie firmly onto the tip of the metal funnel. 
Rub a bit of the brown paint on the twine and ends of the fabric flap too. You can also accentuate the wings, by grubbying them up with the paint. 
***For dry brushing accents, use VERY little paint. NO WATER. Always go from the paint source to: rub off onto a  rag to: -the project. ***** 
THANK YOU for following my blog, and for all your comments and lovely emails. xo

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18 comments:

janet said...

Thank you for the pattern..What a treat..I am off to print and make one tomorrow..Have a great day..

jennifer768 said...

Congrats on the followers!Thanks for the wonderful pattern.Hugs,Jen

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Congratulations on 400+ followers.
I am so happy to be one of them!!
And thanks so much for the Goose pattern.
Hugs,
Tam

Christine said...

Pamela, thanks so much - your designs are so lovely- i hope to find time to make one for myself!
Is your pattern for the x stitch in the picture 'Spring in Lancaster' for sale? I'd love to stitch it up too!
Thanks!
Christine

Beccie said...

You're amazing! Congrats on your 400+ followers, you should not be surprised. You have a wonderful blog that I am so glad I found....I am hooked. Thank you for sharing so much with all of us Pam. I am going to make these crafts...love them!

Beccie

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Congratulations!
Your blog following is growing by leaps and bounds.
Thanks so much for the wonderful free pattern...not sure I can get to making one but if I do I will for sure let you know.
Blessings,
Karen

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Congratulations on your 400+ followers. How exciting!!
Thank You for sharing your goose pattern!!
Have a wonderful day!!

sandi
sandraallen260@centurytel.net

Shannon DeMasi said...

How nice of you to share this pattern! Thanks and I hope you have a great day!

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Love the Canadian Geese Pamela - I run out on my back porch in the fall every time they flier over honking - they are amazing. Thanks for your generosity in sharing the pattern! ~*~Lisa

frontporchprims said...

Thank you for the lovely tutuoria. And congrats on surpassing 400. What an accomplishment. -Steph-

The Old Farm Bell said...

Congrats! Pam,

Wow! 400+ followers. That is awesome! Love your blog and will keep coming back for more lol

The Canadian Goose is adorable! Thanks! for sharing this lovely craft pattern.

Have a great day!

Blessings & Hugs,
Marlene

Mary said...

Congratulations on 400+ followers Pam!! There's nothing I like better than a tutorial and a free pattern. LOL! That's why I LOVE your blog! I learn so much everyday!! Mary

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Congrats on all the followers!!!
Thanks so much for the pattern ~ that is so sweet of you!
Prim Blessings
Robin

The Gingerbread Gem said...

Congrats on the 400+. You'll have more followers in the future, I'm sure of that! You have such an informative and interesting blog.

Hugs from Belgium
Goedele

nathalie-poppy said...

Congratulations on your 400+ followers.
Thank You for sharing your goose pattern!!
Have a wonderful week!!

Kady said...

How kind of you to offer all these wonderful patterns. I will definitely be making some of these prim items for my home. THANK YOU!

crazypatch said...

Merci pour ce très joli modèle... Thank you....

FORAGER said...

Thank-you so much! This is exactly what I have been looking for.

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