Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Hear the buzz!

A little bit more work on the bee.

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I've added some beads. And the little bit of 'armour plating' that they have on their backs. (A piece of needlefelted fabric with trellis stitch around it). It's not anatomically correct, but I do want it to have 'the look' of a bee. I'm not sure about that hair around the armour plating - that part of their bodies is hairy but somehow it seems to spoil the line of the thing. On the other hand, I do want it to be a sparkly jewel of a bee with a slight 'cartoon' flavour, like the flies I made.

It's the legs giving me problems at the moment. I've made two felted balls for the pollen sacs for the back legs. Now I need to think for a bit more!


Liz said...

It really does look like a bee! I wouldn't worry about the hair. I for one have never looked closely enough to tell if it is correct or not!

beche-la-mer said...

Kay, this fellow is gorgeous! Of course, you have such cute, fuzzy bees in the northern hemisphere, not like the nasty, skinny things here in Australia. I am impressed that you are doing the embroidery after stuffing the body -- does that make it harder or easier?

Jackie said...

Great piece. I like the stitch detail on the embellished areas. It looks like a lot of fun to do.

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