I’m collecting bee embroideries at the moment to go in a textile book about bees. I bought one recently off a facebook destash site, it’s a simple little design from Hands On Design called Humble Honey.
It was a perfect project to go in my handbag for stitching on the go, so it’s been stitched in dentists waiting rooms, physio waiting rooms…my life is so exciting!!!
I chose a mottled dark grey linen from my stash which showed the white stitching nicely…
On the pattern the flowers were all in cross-stitch I tried it on one side but really felt they looked a bit clunky, so on the second side I tried with straight stitch flowers and fly stitch leaves. I was much happier with the effect so I unpicked the cross-stitch ones to match and added some French knots in the centres….
I think I’ve got five bee embroideries now so I should start making them into pages soon.