I’ve had this idea brewing for a while now of this series I wanted to do I’m calling “Bugs in Jars”.
I’m using vintage insect illustrations as a guide and coming up with a series of embroideries that will include some dimensional stumpwork.
Here’s a peek at some progress shots for my first in the series.
The wings in this one are rimmed with wire – which is honestly my least favorite part of any handwork. It’s the most tedious and eye crossing work.
But once you cut them out, the result is totally worth it!
I’m using a mix of wool and cotton threads for all of these and I am so super excited how it’s all coming together!