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How to embroider a bee step by step

Here are the instructions to embroider a bee step by step.

 

We used the following stitches
  • Split back stitch
  • Straight stitch
  • Lazy daisy stitch
  • Satin stitch
  • French knot
  • Turkish work
All of the embroidery is executed with DMC cotton floss  and here are the colors we used
DMC 433, 436 and 677
Original design available for download here

 

Embroider the outline of the adbomen with  split back stitch 1 thread then fill longitudinally with straights stitches 3 threads.

Embroider atop the filling  transversely with satin stitch 1 thread. To obtain very regular stripes, embroider both colors alternately always maintaining the same number of rows ( 7 in this case).

 

Complete the abdomen alternating both colors as smooth as possible.

 

Embroider the outside of the wings with back stitch  2 threads

Embroider the wings with detached buttonhole stitch  1 thread

Embroider circularly a row of stitches in Turkish work with 3 threads to delimit the edge of the head

Fill entirely the surface with very close loops then cut, smooth out and trim to desired length.

Embroider the legs with lazy daisy stitch 2 threads and the antennae with straight stitch 1 thread.

Add 2 golden beads for the eyes and some French knots figuring pollen grains along the legs

 

 

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