Welcome to the ‘Bees and Blossoms’ Stitch A Long
This Stitch A Long is taking place for 10 weeks on the Stitchdoodles blog – Starting Wednesday 18th May 2022 and finishing on Wednesday 20th July 2022.
Each Wednesday during the SAL – a new tutorial will be published on the blog with all the information you need to complete a part of the Bees and Blossom Pattern.
If you are not familiar with a Stitchdoodles SAL and this is all new to you and you would like to join in, please go to this page to get all the information.
Do you need help with any of the stitches?
A Stitch A Long doesn’t provide you with the step by step instructions for the stitches themselves – it is a tutorial on how to stitch the pattern design – colours, techniques and stitches used etc. I will link to a ‘How to’ for certain stitches where I can, if you need further guidance, please take a look here …How to Teach Yourself Hand Embroidery Stitches
Welcome to Week 9
This week you will be stitching that wonderful tree hive as well as a few flowery bits you have done before…
Stitching the Tree Hive
You will need the following colours… #738 #3827
Use 2 strands throughout unless stated otherwise.
#738: Satin stitch each of the hive ‘stripes’ as shown in the photo. The satin stitch is done vertically across the stripe – it is easier to start in the centre of a stripe and work outwards on each side rather than from one side to the next!
Keep your stitches nice and even as best you can but its not necessary to try and achieve a really smooth effect as its a natural object which would have lots of little imperfections and rough edges on the real thing!
Carry on stitching in this way until the whole of the hive has been filled in like so…
#3827: Split stitch around the entrance to fill in the shape as well as the loop on the top and your wonderful hive is all complete.
For the rest of this weeks stitching you will need to stitch the corner flower arrangement in the same colour and stitches that you used in Week 6 as this is stitched exactly the same.
Week 6 tutorial can be found here.
Stitch the Mini Bee – tutorial here.
Stitch the Honeycombe – tutorial here.
Week 9 is all complete…
Share your completed blocks in the Happy Stitching FB Group or on Instagram with #stitchdoodlesembroidery.