Gardening Bear is a lovely design for an outdoors-loving child, with a bear and his friend the blackbird ready for a morning of digging in the garden. Gardening Bear is suitable for all levels of stitcher including beginners as well as being a lovely quick project for more experienced stitchers. There will be plenty of spare wool to use if you intend to extend the design and personalise the border for a special occasion.
Once stitched, Gardening Bear can be framed as a picture or used as the centre of a larger cushion.
As a rough age guide, Gardening Bear is suitable for children age 7+.
Each Gardening Bear tapestry kit comes in a red rope-handled bag with colour illustration and includes:
- Colour printed canvas (10hpi)
- Eight whole skeins of Anchor tapestry wool
- Reference chart with an additional alphabet chart, and instructions
- John James tapestry needle
- Needle threader
- Clear instructions for half cross stitch
Choosing a Tapestry Frame
A tapestry frame is not essential but is useful for beginners as they can concentrate on stitching without having to hold the canvas at the same time.
For Gardening Bear, we recommend a CF129 frame but choose one of the larger frames with code ending in ‘9’ if you think you will stitch larger projects in the future.
Printed canvas area: 4″ x 4″ (10cm x 10cm), canvas size 10″ x 10″ (25cm x 25cm)