This motif is another that looks better if it not scaled up so large! The wings are made up of part buttonhole wheel. The tufty body is Ghiordes Knot. In fact I had used this little section of the fabric as doodle to test this pattern when after a few years I rediscovered the stitch doodle and decided to make the rest into a sampler! So this little fellow is a stitch doodle
Wool, cotton and metallic sewing machine thread .
The sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide and all sections are stitched together in one long band sampler.
The sampler is currently 44 ft 5 inches or 533 inches (1353.83 centimetres) or 14.8 yards (13.53 metres) long and still being added to.
This section of the sampler was worked during 2007.
The back story:
This series is documenting a long hand embroidered band sampler, which is still growing as I still stitch it. More about the band sampler are in the category For the Love of Stitching band sampler
Other related posts
Introductory Post – how and why this sampler came to be made
A few questions answered about fabric choice and width
Extending and backing the sampler
For the Love of Stitching Sampler Sections 1 and 2, 3 and 4, Section 5 , Section 6 , Section 7 , Section 8, Section 9, Section 10, Section 11, Section 12, Section 13 and Sections 15-24
Faith you don’t need waste canvas just pack the knots tight and it should work (try a sample of scrap cloth first)
Oh, I love this little bee! If I want to stitch him on cotton, do I need to use waste canvas to make the stitch? (I’m thinking of putting it on a quilt.)
Hi Sharon!…I have happily stumbled onto your wonderful blog!…Love it!…could you please tell me what is dress linen and where do you find it?…Thanks for your time…Blessings…Annie
Cute bee love it