Brian the Bee Full Kit


Ordering Notes:
This website is structured so that you don’t have to order a full kit if you don’t want to. Choose the various components or packs, adding them to the cart one at a time. Scroll down to the product description to see the contents of the packs. If you want a full kit, order all of the packs.

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Product Description

This project is also available as part of an online workshop.  If you would like to do the workshop please order from that page at as it is priced and set to come with the full kit.

Product Description

Measuring 205 x 185 mm, Brian is a bee originally designed for the EGA as an online workshop.  It was designed to include signature techniques like needle lace and loom weaving patterns modified for embroidery, along with 3-dimensional beadwork flowers.  Suitable for experienced embroiderers, like all of Hazel’s projects, it is diverse and interesting.  Using DMC stranded and Perle thread,  Presencia metallic and perle threads and Miyuki beads, this project features a large variety of stitches and techniques as under:

  • Embroidery: 15 stitches/variations
  • 3-Dimensional Bead Embroidery: 2 flowers and 2 leaves
  • Needle Lace: 9 variations
  • Needle Weaving: 1 pattern

Contents of Kit

Pattern and Print

  • Full instructions, diagrams, stitch guide and colour images of the original work
  • The line drawing of the design screen-printed onto Natural coloured 45/55 cotton/linen blend fabric
  • The ink is indelible
  • The finished size of the design is 205 x 185 mm

Thread and Special Threads Packs

  • 5 skeins of DMC stranded cotton: 612, 613, 3781, 3789, Ecru
  • 5 bobbins DMC perle#12 thread: Ecru
  • 8 bobbins Finca perle#12 thread: 8060, 8069, 8080, 8327
  • 1 bobbin Madeira metallic #40: 424
  • 2 bobbins Superlon beading thread: cream, olive

Miyuki Bead Pack

  • 8 packs size 15⁰ beads: 459, 645, 1631, 2006
  • 1 pack size 11⁰ beads: 577
  • 2 packs size 11⁰ Delica beads: 109

Needle Pack

  • 1 x size 7 embroidery needle
  • 2 x size 10 embroidery needles
  • 2 x size 9 quilting needles
  • 2 x size 10 quilting needles
  • 2 x size 26 tapestry needles
  • 2 x size 11 bead embroidery needles
  • 1 x chenille needle