New Holland Honeyeater cross stitch pattern
New Holland Honeyeater cross stitch pattern

A bird cross stitch pattern of a New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae). An embroidery design inspired by a John William Lewin watercolour from the 1790s.

A small, black, yellow and white Australian native bird sitting on a sour currant bush. A bird found throughout southern Australia. Its environmental status is listed as ‘of least concern’.

A fun and stimulating cross stitch bird design. This embroidery pattern uses advanced cross stitch techniques and french knots. We recommend this needlework pattern for advanced beginners.

A beautiful gift for a bird lover, or creative crafters who love to dive into something new.

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New Holland Honeyeater embroidery chart details

Stitch count:67 x 103 (1896 total stitches)
Size:12.2 x 18.9 cm (4.8 x 7.4 inches) with 14 count Aida (not including margins)
Thread colours:10 DMC stranded cotton
Recommended skill level:Advanced beginner / Intermediate
Stitch types used:Backstitch, French knots, One quarter (1/4) cross stitches, Three quarter (3/4) cross stitches, Whole cross stitches
Tags:Australian native, Historical artwork, John William Lewin
RRP:AUD $8.00 (price excludes GST/VAT)


Permission was kindly given by the National Library of Australia to reproduce the following John William Lewin watercolour as a cross stitch pattern.

John William Lewin, [179-?], [New Holland honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae) and Sour currant bush (Leptomeria acida)] picture] / [J.W. Lewin], National Library of Australia,
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