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Home should be your happy place. Few things can 'cozy up' a home like hand stitched textiles. While printed art and textiles are wonderful, mixing in hand embellished pieces adds instant warmth. Whether using your finished piece as a pillow, framed in a hoop or traditional frame (or a million other ways to showcase your work), you'll add a sense of depth, texture and interest that cannot be achieved with only two dimensional pieces.
*This pattern can be used for needlepoint or cross stitch.*
Your Honey Bee pattern will be available for download as a 10 page PDF.
Your pattern will come with two additional downloads...
One file with tips and instructions for needlepoint and a second file with tips and instructions for cross stitch. While the design is the same, the instructions, techniques and recommendations for each technique are quite different. Each of these instructional files are 2 page PDF's.
Your download will come with thread recommendations (with specific brands and color codes) but please feel free to use your own preference of thread.
This design is 224 stitches by 224 stitches.
If worked on 14 ct. aida (for cross stitch) or 14 mesh canvas (for needlepoint), your finished piece will be 16" x16".
The pattern can of course be worked on any size aida or canvas you prefer.
Size guide (in inches):
10 hpi = 22.4 x 22.4
12 hpi = 18.6 x 18.6
13 hpi = 17.2 x 17.2
14 hpi = 16 x 16
16 hpi = 14 x 14
18 hpi = 12.4 x 12.4
This design is also available as a professionally printed needlepoint canvas or as a complete kit (including printed canvas and thread).
Honey Bee Needlepoint Canvas
Honey Bee Needlepoint Kit
The pillow in the image was completed using the following:
technique - needlepoint
base material - 14 ct. needlepoint canvas
thread - Silk and Ivory