About 32 x 37cm
Gather your supplies
DMC Stranded cotton: 1 skein each 505, 702, 907, 728, 726, 899, 32, 3840, 799, 825, 310, 03 and 535 DMC Perle cotton: 4075 for edging 25 count white evenweave linen Lugana 45 x 50cm DMC tapestry needle size 22
2 Plastic strips for hanging or wooden dowel Calico fabric or felt for backing
To start, refer to Step 1 in General instructions.
STEP 1 Refer to central bee stitch diagram and embroider outline of bee in backstitch as marked on the chart. Stitch body of bee in satin stitch using 2 strands of 310, 535, 726 and 728. Refer to diagram for colour placement. STEP 2 Refer to crossstitch diagram and complete design, using steps 2-5 of General instructions.
STEP 1 The back can be covered with fabric or felt. Cut embroidered piece to about 35 x 40cm. Cut backing fabric same size. Fold under 1.5cm seam allowances on linen and backing fabric and press. STEP 2 Align edges and stitch front and back together with blanket stitch using DMC Perle cotton 4075. Insert hangers or dowel in between fabrics as you stitch around.
STEP 3 From leftover threads make a cord for hanging and small pompom and tassel for decoration (see instructions opposite).