I`ve just spent the last couple of days making some more bumble bees brooches and I`m really pleased with the results. I used the drawings I did last year for inspiration again, but I let these ones ‘evolve’ as they were being made which means that they are all slightly different. They really seemed to come ‘alive’ when I embroidered their little legs, I took care over the angle of their legs to try and suggest movement and to give them a sketched feel. I really love their textures, I think the layers of fabric scraps and stitching give them a lovely furry look. It`s been such a cold Spring so far that I haven`t spotted any bumble bees in the garden yet, but I`m looking forward to seeing them soon.
More Bumble Bees…
Filed under bees, drawing, embroidered brooches, hand embroidery, machine embroidery, recycled fabrics
10 responses to “More Bumble Bees…”
These look beautifully made.I especially like to one on the yellow and white fabric.
Thanks! That`s my favourite too. I used recycled furnishing fabric samples for the background and I only had enough of that yellow for one brooch
…that yellow to make one brooch
What a great way of using up some fabric stash.
I love these! Have favourited your shop in Etsy and will put a link to your post in my bee blog.
Thanks so much Emily! Just checked out your brilliant blog and I`m now following it! Good luck with your bees, I spotted my first bumble of the spring yesterday.
Thanks! It’s always lovely seeing the first bumbles of the year.
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Wow! I love your bumblebees! Found them via Emily! Will be visiting your Etsy shop…
Ditto (westernwilson, above)!