During one of my frequent flea market shopping trips, I came across this amazing solid brass frame. I immediately envisioned an embroidery framed in it because I thought the soft stitching would perfectly offset the ornate metal. I'm still trying to fill our upstate cabin with art so I thought I would choose an animal that we commonly see in the woods around our house and use the artwork to decorate our bedroom. I used this copyright free illustration of an owl that I scanned from this FANTASTIC book. Then I tinkered around with the contrast in photoshop and ended up with this final version which you can download and use for your project. Next, I printed the owl out on iron transfer paper, cut it out and ironed it onto canvas. Last, I wanted the owl to have a whimsical feel so I used many different types of stitches to make up the body of the owl.