Friday, August 31, 2007

Bumble Bee Needleroll - Lorri Birmingham Designs

Ages ago, I stitched the scissor fob which matches this needleroll, so at last, this will be joining it in my basket of smalls!

The design calls for the bee's body to be stitched in French knots, but when I stitched the fob, my French knots left a lot to be desired (they can still do so...) so I stitched the bee in cross stitch - so I chose to do this for the needleroll too. It makes the bee look less "fuzzy", but the colour changes are more visible, so it's swings and roundabouts I guess.

Design Details

Fabric: 28 count linen band, white
Threads: DMC stranded cotton
Designer: Lorri Birmingham
Chart Details: Bumble Bee Needle Roll Item # 271K - Lorri Birmingham Designs
Stitch Count: 48H x 48H
Stitches Used: Cross Stitch, Back Stitch, Fractional Cross Stitch, Hem Stitch
Threads Used: DMC stranded cotton in white, 209, 827, 937, 3799, 3820, 340, 470, 725, 745, 317, 801, 828
Embellishments: Four Czech Fire Polished Crystal beads
Modifications Made: Hem Stitch done over four threads, not two. Cross stitches used in place of French knots on bee's body.


Meari said...

When I first saw the pic, I thought: What a cute finish. Well no wonder I like it... It's by LB, one of my favorite designers! Congrats on the finish.

Nic said...

I have a number of LB needlerolls in my stash - I did "Bee Kind" last month, I have "Spring" and I have "Santa" as well :o) They do look nice when they're finished - I love the stitchband, makes finishing so much easier!