Back to Blackheath in Essex for another workshop run by the incredible Georgina Bellamy of That Embroidery Girl. This time I was learning how to make a 3d goldwork bee. Most of the day was spent getting the padding base right so that the metal work could be laid over the top.
The bee was then outlined in purl pearl and the thorax and eyes highlighted (also with purl pearl). Pearl purl is a stiff coiled wire thread often used to outline areas of goldwork. It was then the fun started and the smooth and rough purl could be added. I continued to add purls when I got home and made a start on outlining the wings. These will then be covered in smooth and rough purl and added to the top of the bee.
I would thoroughly recommend Georgina’s courses – they are friendly, fun, in a lovely venue, great value for money and she is a lovely lady – very generous with her knowledge. Now just to finish this off and then it is back to the octopus.
And here is some of Georgina’s work…
Thanks for popping in. Have a wonderful weekend of sewing!