This kit was one of my many purchases from the Festival Of Quilts this year. I like smaller stitchery projects, as they are portable and easy to stitch in the evenings when I'm watching TV with Mr F. "Beehive" was designed by Lynette Anderson, and this kit contained everything I needed - the stitchery design, background fabric, fusible stabiliizer and a selection of embroidery threads. I traced the design using a brown Pigma Micron pen, fused the stabilizer on the back of the fabric, and was ready to start stitching. This design was stitched with 2 strands of embroidery thread, and I used a size 9 John James embroidery needle...
...I'd also bought a round wooden frame for this kit - so as soon as the stitchery was finished, I was able to frame it straight away. Once the stitchery was completed, I added a layer of wadding between the stitchery and the backing board, to give it a "3-D" effect. I'd trimmed the background fabric, and used a running stitch to gather up the the fabric, so it fitted around the back of the frame without any puckers. And now it's finished and ready to hang on the wall. This seemed to be a good place to take a picture as there were lots of bees busily buzzing around the sweet peas, but none of them stayed put when I got my camera out! Lynette has these kits and other designs too from her shop, the Little Quilt Store, and you can order them online.
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These are the UK shops that I use to purchase my quilting supplies - fabrics and threads etc.