Anatomical Moth embroidery by Kelly Fletcher


  • 7-page digital PDF or PDF + stick-and-stitch pattern
  • 2 pieces of White Kona cotton, precut to 13 x 9 in./33 x 22.9 cm
  • 1 crewel/embroidery needle, size 7
  • 1 crewel/embroidery needle, size 9
  • 1 straw/milliners needle, size 7
  • 11 skeins of DMC cotton floss: 738, 739, 543, 754, 758, 760, 761, 950, 3064, 3772, 3856
  • Optional: 1 transfer pencil in dark grey chalk or pink iron-on
  • Optional: 1 FSC-certified beechwood embroidery hoop, 4 in./10.2 cm diameter


Anatomical Moth comes with a seven-page hand embroidery pattern in high-quality PDF format + an optional dissolvable pattern that you can stick to your fabric and stitch right through. The design measures 7 x 5 inches (18 x 12 cm).

The illustrated instructions tell you which embroidery stitch, DMC thread color and how many strands of thread to use, as well as any additional embroidery instructions. This pattern does not include individual 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.