This week I thought I’d post about some new needlework pieces that I’ve been creating on. Last year I fell so in love with bumble bees that I embroidered one (in fact I posted a new bumble bee embroidery only a few weeks ago!) and thought that as I’ve been captivated by the ladybird beetles why not sew one and add it to my ever expanding collection of insect needlework (in the end I created two!)
Usually I start all my needlework pieces the same way – by roughly drawing onto the calico and then its all sewn free hand using a single strand of coloured floss at a time onto a hoop and then sewn in teeny tiny little stitches. I’ve tried to sew them to look as round as possible.
I’m really pleased with these little ladybirds each piece is about an inch across so they’re very small, due to their size each one only took about 30 minutes to create from start to finish and its quite nice to have a quick and easy craft on hand for when the nights begin to get longer.
Up close the beetles are tiny – needlework is so soothing and I find its a really good stress/anxiety reliever.
I wanted these ladybirds to be slightly smaller than my butterflies so the two spot one is in a 3 inch hoop and the seven spot is in a 4 inch hoop. My plan is to create a wall of needlework bugs (more or less in scale with each other),
Well, that’s it for this week…I hope you like my buggy offerings! Eventually I may even eventually start selling them, ya never know! What do you think? Would you buy them? I’d love some feedback on this piece. Thank you so much for reading this post, and have a great week.