Embroidery: Flowers and Bee

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I have really been enjoying doing embroidery after a long time.

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I recently purchased a light pad which makes it so much easier to transfer patterns onto the fabric.

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The pattern came from Cutesy Crafts. It was originally for an 8 inch hoop but I only had a 6 inch one, so was able to resize it to fit.

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Once the fabric was on the hoop and the pattern transferred it was time to start the slow stitching embroidery.

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The pattern included stitches, strands of floss, and colours to use.

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It was the chance to use stem, fish bone, satin, split, french knot, and long stitch.

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The bee was left to the end. I used silver thread for the wings, not my favourite type of thread to use as the strands always separate.

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Press with the hot iron to remove any traces of the removable ink pen used for transferring.

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I changed the hoop to a bamboo one as the blue one just doesn’t look right. Plus it is one I have had for years and use it with my other embroidery. Then I will finish it off with some backing.

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First was to add a basting stitch row around the edge of the material and pull it in so that the material gathered around the hoop.

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Then I cut a circle of white felt, which was carefully glued over the back of the frame.

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For now it is displayed with some other treasures. It will probably become a lovely homemade gift for someone.

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I’m sharing with Slow Sunday Stitching and Mosaic Monday

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12 Responses

  1. Sarah

    That’s a very pretty embroidery. Looks nice in the hoop.

  2. Sherrie

    I love your embroidery piece, it’s very pretty. I
    know what you mean about the Silver thread, it
    does seem to break a lot easier, too. Have a great day!

  3. Carol

    Beautiful needlework – quite lovely colors and stitches – you captured the beauty of flowers that never die

  4. Pat

    Your crewel embroidery is beautiful! When I was younger and with better eyes I used to do a lot of crewel embroidery and recognize all the stitches you used.

  5. Angie

    Linda – a lovely project that turned out very nicely. I am sure the person who eventually receives this as a gift will be very grateful! A few years ago I embroidered some towels and there were no suggestions for stitches or colors – that was a journey for someone who likes everything laid out! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

  6. CathieJ

    Your embroidery is very pretty. I love the variety of stitches. I don’t love working with metallic floss either. I like the way you finished this. Have a great week.

  7. Julie G

    This is lovely Linda your stitching is so neat.

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