Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Every Inchie Monday - Bee

This week's challenge for Every Inchie Monday is bee.  I must admit I have actually been putting this one off.  I did Bee four years ago for the challenge word Wing and used bullion knots which worked really well but I wanted to do a different bee this time and the more I looked the more I felt I couldn't do it justice.  However this morning I jumped in at the deep end and decided to do a bee in Ghiordes knot or turkey stitch which I have never attempted, and after all the purpose for me doing these inches is to try different techniques and stitches that I've never done before. It gives it a very fluffy appearance just like a bee however it is not as easy as it looks - well the stitch is easy enough but it's the placement of the stitches and not knowing what it will look like until the loops are cut and the thing is brushed - I kept cutting more and more away until I felt there would be a mistake and I would rue the day so I stopped trimming it  It possibly needs more trimming but I was a coward!!  I was also going to sew the wings with silver gossamer thread but when I couldn't find my silver thread I opted for a  piece of organza bonda webbed together and then cut into wing shapes and sewn on.  This was the most difficult to photograph to advantage.  I must have taken ten photos and none really show it off - I have to say it does look better in real life!! 

Anyway thanks for visiting and for all the lovely comments you leave - I love hearing what you think.  Have a lovely rest of the week and I hope you all had a good Bank Holiday - the weather has actually been lovely here except for a biting wind!  Today is no exception!


  1. I think you did an amazing job! I love it, I also understand about the picture not doing your art justice but it is a cute bee

  2. I think your lovely fluffy bee is great. It wasn't an easy one to do. My wings are also organza, sewn around the edges with pen marks for the veins.
    Love Wendy xx

  3. Your fuzzy little bee is just lovely, so dimensional and full of character.Well done with the turkey stitch, you are brave trying new stitching techniques on such a small scale. I try to use different materials and methods also each week, but I am far less adventurous...tfs, Dixx

  4. A wonderful fluffy bee! The wings would indeed be a challenge...


  5. I think this is amazing. It looks like it would feel like a real bee though I have never touched on. Well Done

    Love Chrissie xx