Digital Pattern

Busy Bees - i120 Digital

by Susan O'Connor

Honeybees gathering pollen adorn a unique pincushion and etui with red gerbera flowers.

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Hungry honeybees gather around pollen grains and gerbera flowers on these delightful needlework accessories, a reminder of the important role these insects play in the food cycles.

Hexagons and squares are embroidered then stitched together to create a multi-faceted pincushion and the etui includes a scissor sheath, wool flannel needlepages and elastic holders for four marking pens or pencils.

Worked onto hard-wearing linen twill, the embroidery combines stranded silk with fine silk floss and rayon sewing thread.

About this Digital Pattern File

This product is a digital PDF file for you to save and print at home and, as a digital product, it is non-refundable. It does not include any materials or kit. Included are comprehensive instructions to create the project along with detailed step-by-step illustrations/photographs, a full list of threads and materials required, pattern sheet plus any relevant hints, tips and tricks.

Printing this Digital Pattern

To print the full-size pattern sheet you may need to select "tiling" as the print method. This will print in sections over multiple pages which you then stick together to form the full-size pattern sheet.

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Additional Information

  • Product Type
  • Designer
    Susan O'Connor
  • Technique
    Surface Embroidery
  • Project Type
    Etui, Pincushion
  • Publication
  • Issue Number
  • Pattern Pages
  • File Size
  • Finished Project Measures
    Etui: 15cm x 10cm wide (6" x 4") when closed and 15cm x 21cm wide (6" x 8 1/4") when open; Pincushion: 10.5cm x 9cm wide (4 1/8" x 3 1/2")

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