Bookshelf embroidery by Kelly Fletcher


  • 9-page downloadable digital PDF instructions with optional stick-and stitch pattern
  • 2 pieces of White Kona cotton, precut to 16 x 10 in./40.6 x 25.4 cm
  • 1 Bohin crewel/embroidery needle, size 7
  • 1 Bohin crewel/embroidery needle, size 9
  • 1 Bohin straw/milliners needle, size 7
  • 6 skeins of DMC cotton floss: B5200, 168, 169, 307, 310, 3799
  • Optional pattern transfer tool (Don’t like to transfer designs? Select the stick-and-stitch version of the pattern)
  • Optional FSC-certified beechwood embroidery hoop, 4 in./10.2 cm diameter


Bookshelf comes with a nine-page hand embroidery pattern in high-quality PDF format. The last page has a printable of the design for you to print and frame as a gift or wall art. The design measures 11 x 5 inches (28 x 13cm). 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. 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 my Stitches board on Pinterest: