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Topic: Weather Bee (Apis Tempestas) - imagining if insects did make the weather  (Read 613 times)
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« 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).
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2019 08:23:58 AM »

It turned out great! It looks like a drawing. The stitching is so neat.

« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2019 10:07:52 AM »

What a great piece and a neat backstory.

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« Reply #3 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.

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2019 02:54:50 PM »

Very clever and unique! I'm so happy you shared!

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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2019 08:29:06 AM »

Love it!  He's so unique and unusual.  Well done.

« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2019 03:54:57 PM »

Socks? LOL that is fabulous! Lovely embroidery and hilarious subject matter.

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