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Item Name: Telling The Bees
Category: Charts/Leaflets/Books
Sub-Category: Island Cottage Needlearts
Item Number: IslandC - 19154
Price: $7.50
From Island Cottage Needleworks, there is an old folk tale that says: The telling of the bees is a traditional English custom, in which bees would be told of important events in their keeper's lives, such as births, marriages, or departures and returns in the household. The bees were most commonly told of deaths in their master's family. If the custom was omitted or forgotten then it was believed a penalty would be paid, that the bees might leave their hive, stop producing honey, or die. Stitched on 36ct Vintage Sand Dune by Lakeside Linen and the stitch count is 95 w x 93h. Threads used are GAST Dried Thyme, Forest Glade, Tarnished Gold, Nutmeg, Clover, Hyacinth,Pebble, Lemington Green, Pecan Pie, Barn Grey, Old Red Paint, Shaker White, Raven (2 skeins), Mustard Seed and Crystal Lake.

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