Anatomical Macaw embroidery by Kelly Fletcher


  • 8-page downloadable digital PDF instructions with optional stick-and stitch pattern
  • 2 pieces of White Kona cotton, precut to 13 x 9 in./33 x 22.9 cm
  • 1 Bohin crewel/embroidery needle, size 7
  • 1 Bohin crewel/embroidery needle, size 9
  • 1 Bohin straw/milliners needle, size 7
  • 8 skeins of DMC cotton floss: 310, 517, 666, 906, 907, 973, 3799, B5200
  • 1 compressed chalk transfer pencil in dark grey
  • 1 FSC-certified beechwood embroidery hoop, 4 in./10.2 cm diameter


Anatomical Macaw comes with an eight-page hand embroidery pattern in high-quality PDF format. The design measures 9¼ x 4 inches (23.5x10cm). The illustrated instructions tell you which embroidery stitch, DMC thread colour and how many strands of thread to use, as well as any additional embroidery instructions. The pattern does not include stitch instructions. You’ll find instructions for all the embroidery stitches used in this pattern (and more) in 120 Embroidery Stitches. Alternatively, find instructional pics and links to photo and video how-tos on my Stitches board on Pinterest: