What can it BEE?

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!

About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
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4 Responses to What can it BEE?

  1. claire93 says:

    ooooh buzzy bee looks all lovely and textured.

  2. craftycreeky says:

    Love your bumble bee, it’s bee-eautiful 🙂

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