The needle book measures 9cm x 10cm wide (3 1/2” x 4”).
Mother Hen Needle Book
The Mother Hen Needle Book is an ideal first project if you have no prior experience with raised embroidery. Mother Hen Needle book featuring four cute little chickens are resting with their Mother was designed as an introduction to Raised Embroidery. The needle book has a delicate beaded edge; practical wool felt pages and closes with a simple press stud. I created the Mother Hen Needle book as a smaller, simpler version of the Mother Hen & Periwinkle design for those who would like just a small, manageable introduction to Raised Embroidery. Since I wanted to make a needle book, rather than a framed piece, I had to choose Raised Embroidery techniques that are a little more durable.
Mother Hen is embroidered onto light olive green print cotton fabric with stranded silk threads, using mostly common embroidery stitches. Layers of felt are used to create the hen’s plump body, and her head and wing are embroidered separately before being attached to the main embroidery. Needle-woven picots form the petals of the large flower bud
The detailed instructions and diagrams will help guide you step by step through the project.
IN THIS KIT YOU WILL FIND:
INSTRUCTION BOOKLET with detailed, step-by-step instructions and diagrams
Full size patterns & templates for the detached elements
Light olive green print cotton with the design marked, ready to stitch
Quilter’s muslin backing fabric
14 stranded silk threads
3 stranded cotton threads
Glass seed beads
YOU WILL ALSO NEED:
15cm hoop inner ring bound
10cm hoop inner ring bound
Light coloured sewing thread
Light olive green sewing thread
Sharp HB pencil (a mechanical pencil it perfect)
Baking (or tracing) paper
Tape, Glue stick & Tacky glue
Highly recommended, but not essential:
curved blunt embroidery scissor
Hoop strand, weight or small clamp (To hold your hoop, allowing you both hands free)