Bee: Hand Embroidery Pattern. Thread Painting Tutorial. PDF Digital Embroidery Guide. Paint With Thread. Bumblebee Hoop Art

Bee: Hand Embroidery Pattern. Thread Painting Tutorial. PDF Digital Embroidery Guide. Paint With Thread. Bumblebee Hoop Art



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Painting with thread is my dearest passion and most loved art form. It allows you to create realistic effects by using one single strand of thread, this technique is often referred to as needlepainting, threadpainting or silk shading. You can create beautiful colour gradients, magical details and flowing stitch directions that are perfect if you want to embroider animals, people, flora and fauna. I have been stitching every day since I fell in love with embroidery in 2013, and you can follow my journey on Instagram @emillieferris

If you have been considering learning the art of needlepainting but are unsure where to start then this tutorial is for you! Its full of illustrations, diagrams, step by step photos and a printable pattern ready to transfer to your 5” hoop.

Now lets get to the specifics!

+ A4 pattern to print and trace
+ 18 pages
+ Materials list and explanations
+ How to trace and transfer your pattern with diagrams
+ Illustrated colour guide of the bumblebee
+ Detailed photographic and illustrated stitch diagrams
+ Beginners starting to stitch guide (threading the needle, anchoring the thread)
+ Step by step photographic instructions
+ How to finish your hoop

Some embroidery experience would be beneficial, but it is not necessary as I have designed this tutorial for all skill levels.

10-15 hrs

Embroidery hoop, needle, fabric, DMC thread and scissors (this pattern gives you brand recommendations and advice on choosing your materials)

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+ You will receive no physical items with this purchase.
+ Due to the electronic nature of this pattern, all sales are final.
+ This pattern is for personal use only
+ I am only a virtual message away, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need further help, I promise I will try my best to assist you <3

I’ve spent many hours testing and creating this product so that you can enjoy this timeless craft, please do not re-sell, distribute or replicate this pattern. If you love the pattern, please point your friends in the direction of my Etsy shop, don’t give it to them please :( If you support me than I can support you in your stitching journey <3

© 2019 Emillie Ferris
Find me on Instagram @emillieferris


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835 reviews 5 out of 5 stars


Dev 12 Jul, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely pattern easy to follow techniques! I only started doing hand embroidery a few weeks ago, I'd done counted cross stitch before but not what I call 'embroidery', and I'd certainly never tried needle painting. The tutorial was really easy to follow. I used slightly different colours as it's what I had on hand but I matched them pretty closely. I doubled up on thread with two strands instead of one to save time and it still took me around 30 hours (remember, new stitcher here! Experienced stitches would breeze through it.) Worth every penny!

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Isabelle Knezevic 27 Jun, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

This was my first time trying thread painting, and I was a little intimidated going in. However, the instructions were clear and easy to follow, and I couldn't be happier with the result. Thanks Emillie!!

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Maren 19 Jul, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I’m a complete beginner and found this relatively easy to follow. I completed my first attempt in 8.5 hours and surprised myself with the result! The instructions are really detailed and laid out well. Would definitely recommend!

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Laura 27 Jun, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I am so happy to have finally bought this pattern. The price can seem a but expensive, but I believe after purchasing it that it is not, as the pattern is very well described, with plenty of visuals. Emilly did a great job with the thread color guide adding to it a visual (embroidered) bumblebee guide making this very clear for any stitcher (I started embroidery only 3 months ago). Everything is clearly explained which provides courage and patience, which you will need if you do needlepainting even taught it is super fun. I can't wait to finish it, to purchase the butterfly pattern and do it too. For all embroidery lovers, I SUPERDUPER recommend

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