Embroidery: Bugs in Jars Series

I’ve had this idea brewing for a while now of this series I wanted to do I’m calling “Bugs in Jars”.

Bugs in jars series. 2016

I’m using vintage insect illustrations as a guide and coming up with a series of embroideries that will include some dimensional stumpwork.

Bugs in jars series. 2016

Here’s a peek at some progress shots for my first in the series.

Bugs in jars series. 2016

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.

Bugs in jars series. 2016

But once you cut them out, the result is totally worth it!

Bugs in jars series. 2016

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!

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