Hello my friends!!
I hope the week treated you well!
This week I thought I’d post a new embroidery that I’ve been working on. Looking back at the bumble bee photographs (that I posted last week!) I decided to embroider one similar to my the needlework bee (that I posted last year).
A short but delicate art post this week…I’ve embroidered a new bumblebee! Very much like the one I created last year but the wings are in a different position.
As always I started by drawing the shapes onto calico and then filled them in with the closest coloured threads I had. For the bee I like to start in the centre of the body and work out in layers, using one stand of embroidery floss (on the smallest needle imaginable – its like a hair!).
For this bee the ‘body’ thready are waxed while the wings aren’t – meaning the wings stay slightly more shiny. As a first go with this idea I really liked the effect, but you have to be careful not to over wax the threads or it just doesn’t flow as well.
The hoop it’s in is six inches in diameter and sewn with the tiniest of stitches using eco friendly cotton floss, I love the fact that the wings can be made to look a little more realistic just by sewing the threads in different directions. The bumblebees this year have been extra fluffy and its been lovely studying the bees again! What do you think? I’d love some feedback.
Well that’s it for this week…eventually I may even start selling them, ya never know! What do you think? Would you buy it? I’d love some feedback on this piece. Thank you so much for reading this post, and I wish you a joyous week ahead!