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NEEDLEWORK => Needlework: Completed Projects => Topic started by: Eleven on January 31, 2019 12:36:33 AM



Title: Weather Bee (Apis Tempestas) - imagining if insects did make the weather
Post by: Eleven on January 31, 2019 12:36:33 AM
When I started thinking about this project, I was thinking about the idea that a butterfly flapping its wings affects weather in other places.  This started me imagining just what an insect who is responsible for weather may be like.



The end result is a steampunk like bee wearing socks (well rain is cold) and making weather happen through his umbrella.  The embroidery is my first attempt at a larger scale on and short stitch embroidery (I usually stick to back stitch). I was happy with the chain stitch on wings. I also used satin stitch, and split stitch.  The work is mounted in its hoop (a 35cm hoop).


Title: Re: Weather Bee (Apis Tempestas) - imagining if insects did make the weather
Post by: kittykill on January 31, 2019 08:23:58 AM
It turned out great! It looks like a drawing. The stitching is so neat.


Title: Re: Weather Bee (Apis Tempestas) - imagining if insects did make the weather
Post by: kwality570 on January 31, 2019 10:07:52 AM
What a great piece and a neat backstory.


Title: Re: Weather Bee (Apis Tempestas) - imagining if insects did make the weather
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on January 31, 2019 06:58:49 PM
Oh man, this is the coolest. What a crazy weird story & composition, every bit of it is awesome.


Title: Re: Weather Bee (Apis Tempestas) - imagining if insects did make the weather
Post by: JoyfulClover on February 01, 2019 02:54:50 PM
Very clever and unique! I'm so happy you shared!

\m/


Title: Re: Weather Bee (Apis Tempestas) - imagining if insects did make the weather
Post by: Mistress Jennie on February 02, 2019 08:29:06 AM
Love it!  He's so unique and unusual.  Well done.


Title: Re: Weather Bee (Apis Tempestas) - imagining if insects did make the weather
Post by: Averia on February 03, 2019 03:54:57 PM
Socks? LOL that is fabulous! Lovely embroidery and hilarious subject matter.