Butterflies, Bees, and Blooms

21" x 11" beautiful appliqued and embroidered wool table runner inspired by mother nature's pollinators - butterflies, bees, and blooms - all who bring us gifts of life.

This beautiful combination of butterflies, bees, and blooms reminds us of our connection and dependence on mother nature’s pollinators and the gifts they bring to our world. Shown here in a blend of pastels and brights, there are two monarch butterflies appliqued (with some ‘reverse’ applique for the inside of the butterfly wings) on a ‘sky’ blue background that includes a beaded blanket stitch around the edges. Four eachinacea blooms call to the butterflies with their ‘purplish’ colors and their beaded ‘cones’. Not only do the butterflies love the eachinacea, but there are 4 embroidered bees enjoying the blooms as well (you can add extras if you wish!). Don’t forget the running stitched flight paths of the busy bees! Finally there is a delicate embroidered edge of varigated colored daisy stitches and french knots surrounding the pollinators. The table mat/runner is 21 1/2″ long X 11″ wide. This is a chance to learn and try some beading as well as a variety of embroidery stitches, although you can certainly skip the beading if you choose. And if a full sized runner doesn’t appeal to you, complete just half of the runner, add some hanging tabs and use it as a spring/summer wall hanging! The pattern features full sized templates, along with complete step by step directions and illustrations. There are also pages of information and illustrations about beads and beading techniques as well as illustrated pages of embroidery stitches used and links to my video tutorials for beading. [ DesignAndBeMary YouTube.com ] Enjoy making this piece that will bring summer beauty to your home. May we be forever vigilant in our care of these precious pollinators and thankful for their gifts.

Price: $10.95