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From Emillie Ferris:

Painting with thread is my dearest passion and most loved art form. It allows you to create realistic effects by using one single strand of thread, this technique is often referred to as needlepainting, threadpainting or silk shading. You can create beautiful colour gradients, magical details and flowing stitch directions that are perfect if you want to embroider animals, people, flora and fauna.

If you have been considering learning the art of needlepainting but are unsure where to start then this tutorial is for you! Its full of illustrations, diagrams, step by step photos and a printable pattern ready to transfer to your 5” hoop.

Now lets get to the specifics!

+ A4 pattern to print and trace
+ 20 pages
+ Materials list and explanations
+ How to trace and transfer your pattern with diagrams
+ Illustrated colour guide of the sweet bee
+ Detailed photographic and illustrated stitch diagrams
+ Beginners starting to stitch guide (threading the needle, anchoring the thread)
+ Step by step photographic instructions
+ How to finish your hoop

Some embroidery experience would be beneficial, but it is not necessary as I have designed this tutorial for all skill levels.

(My fastest embroidery pattern!)

Embroidery hoop, needle, fabric, DMC thread and scissors (this pattern gives you brand recommendations and advice on choosing your materials)