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Hawthorn Blossom and Honey Bee - handstitched picture

Hawthorn Blossom and Honey Bee - handstitched picture
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This hand embroidered picture features a honey bee approaching a sprig of hawthorn blossom.

Hawthorn blossom is one of my favourites and always reminds me of childhood. The bees love it too - the whole tree buzzes with activity!

This hand stitched textile image was built up with stitches of varying length and colour using strands of embroidery thread. No sewing machine in sight!! I call this technique "drawing with threads", which describes the method precisely. The twig is formed from satin ribbon and there's a touch or two of silver thread in the bee's wings.

It's then framed behind glass for display and protection in an oak frame, ready to hang. The piece of stitched work is about 6.5 x 5cms and the finished item is about 14 x 13cms.

I photographed it in natural light without the glass to show it clearly, but I'm sure you know that screens and monitors do vary.

Great gift idea for a gardener or nature lover...


Our Hawthorn treehouse!

When I was about 9 we moved into a house that had a treehouse in the garden. In the summer the platform was completely obscured from down below and I used to giggle at people who wondered where the giggling was coming from! I spent many happy afternoons up in the hawthorn branches, and I loved it all year round - the berries in Autumn and of course the beautiful blossom in Spring.

These days, we have a hawthorn overlooking our garden and whilst it doesn't have a treehouse, it is full of busy bees and bird life. The scent of the blossom still brings back those happy childhood days.

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