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Honey Bee Cross Stitch Lampshade Tutorial

Back in February when I was visiting the Craft Show in Birmingham I fell in love with the cross stitch lampshades on display at the Rico stand. A fabulous German crating brand that had loads of on trend cool ideas.

The lovely peeps at Rico offered to send me some craft supplies to share with you so of course top of my list was the embroidery board and lampshade kit...

To match the honeybee artwork that used to hang in my guest room but now hangs in my summer house, I wanted to design a honeybee cross stitch pattern. I started by plotting out the dot pattern on Adobe Illustrator so I knew how many holes in the card I had to play with. Alot of designing and adjusting went on, but eventually it worked out perfectly and I could fit three honey bees round the sides. Following the pattern on my screen I started to cross stitch my honeybees, opting for each cross stitch honeybee to be in different shades of lilac, lavender and mauve with duck egg blue wings. To add a pop of brighter turquoise I cross stitched a border at the top and bottom which I also used to attach the wire.

It now hangs in my Summer house...

To download your free honeybee cross stitch pattern just hit the purple coloured link or photo under 'learn more'

1 Lampshade

How-to step by step

  • Cross stitch card

    Step 1

    Start by laying two sheets of embroidery card on your surface horizontally and overlapping them by one set of holes.

  • Cross stitch lampshade tutorial

    Step 2

    Embroider the first honey bee so that you join the two pieces of card together. Start cross stitching the next honey bee right next to the first honey bee.

  • Honeybee cross stitch lampshade tutorial

    Step 3

    Now take your card and wrap the top round the top lamp shade ring. Cross stitch the card to the lampshade ring so that you catch the wire in at the back. Repeat the above step at the bottom with the bottom lamp shade ring. At this point you will have your cylinder lampshade. Now cross stitch the third honey bee, which will close the opening in the end card pieces.

  • Cross stitch lampshade

    Step 4

    At this point you will have your cylinder lampshade. Now cross stitch the third honey bee, which will close the opening in the end card pieces.

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Honeybee cross stitch lampshade

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