Sunday, April 16, 2006

Busy bees

Another box or basket lid. This time featuring bees. Handpainted silk with gutta resist embellished with hand stitching and padded from behind.
The flat bee has freestanding wings made from a sheer organza and net sandwich, the edges burnt in a candle flame.

Here is the close-up:

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The white flowers were cut out of felt, overlaid with crystal organza, then the hand stitching embellishment was added. The excess organza was cut off afterwards.


Bhavani said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Marty52 said...

Love the way you have done this piece. The organza over the felt really gives a special touch and the french knots (or are they colonial?) I just plain love.


Sharon said...