Anatomical Snail embroidery by Kelly Fletcher


  • 7-page downloadable digital PDF instructions with optional stick-and stitch pattern
  • 2 pieces of White Kona cotton, precut to 10 x 12 in./25.4 x 30.5 cm
  • 1 Bohin crewel/embroidery needle, size 7
  • 1 Bohin crewel/embroidery needle, size 9
  • 6 skeins of DMC cotton floss: 677, 844, 3045, 3046, 3047, 3078
  • Optional: FSC-certified beechwood embroidery hoop, 4 in./10.2 cm diameter
  • Optional: Compressed chalk transfer pencil in dark grey (Don’t like to transfer designs? Select the stick-and-stitch version of the pattern)
  • Optional: Needle threader


Anatomical Snail comes with a seven-page hand embroidery pattern in high-quality PDF format. The design measures 7½ x 4 inches (19 x 10cm). 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 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 Kelly’s Stitches board on Pinterest.