This is the official Project Index for the Bee-Jeweled Pincushion Project that developed step-by-step here on Needle ‘n Thread in the first part of 2022.
In this project, you’ll learn how to set up the embroidery project, how to stitch it (including some bead embroidery), the preliminary work of finishing an embroidery project into a useful item, how to construct a pincushion, and how to add a decorative edge on a finished pincushion.
For navigation purposes, when you’re on the website, you can go to Tips & Techniques in the main menu to find this page permanently linked.
You can find all the articles relating to this project in the following list, which is arranged in the order of work:
Stitch Snippet Sneak Peek – the first hint of the pincushion project, with a little information about what you can expect with the series.
Introduction to the Bee-Jeweled Pincushion Project
Design Download for Bee-Jeweled Pincushion
The Official Supply List (non-chronological in order of publication)
Fabric & Set-Up for the Pincushion Project
Materials Information & Stitching the Top
Stitching the Greens on the Sides
Finishing Part 1: Preliminary Steps for Finishing, and Preparing the Base
Finishing: Sewing the Side to the Base
Finishing: Adding the Top & Stuffing
Finishing: The Final Step – Palestrina Stitch on the Base and the Top Edges
When the Bee-Jeweled Pincushion Materials Kit is in stock, you’ll find it here.
If it is not in stock, you can drop me a line to request notice when it is restocked.
For members over on my Patreon page, I’m currently publishing the lessons for these projects as PDF printables that you can download to your computer and save. This is a bonus for those who support the work of Needle ‘n Thread through my Patreon page.
I try to group the lessons into PDFs in a way that makes sense for ease of printing and following along with the project, and I often include extra tips and so forth along the way.
Members on Patreon will also receive advanced notification when the Stitch Snippet kits are first launched, so that they have an early opportunity to get the kits when they first come out.
If you’re stitching along with the project, here are a few points to keep in mind:
1. Work at your own pace. You’re not obliged to keep up with each lesson. But just so you know, I don’t guarantee the lessons will always be available for free on the website. This project is part of a yearly series for 2022, so the lessons will be available for free at least through 2022.
2. If you have questions on the lessons, use the comment form on each published lesson on the website to ask your questions. That way, other folks involved in the project can learn from your questions, and they can often pitch in with answers and advice, too. Take advantage of the knowledgeable and talented wider community around Needle ‘n Thread.
3. You don’t need to purchase a kit in order to work this project. You can work from materials in your own stash. You can mix up the colors, mix up the supplies, etc. Feel free to substitute and experiment. Just remember that the outcome will be different if you are not using materials that are at least similar. This is especially true for the fabric and the beads.
4. Remember to enjoy the journey!
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