SCREECH. I need to go to michaels to get the stuff to make this!
The material has been hand dyed with turmeric, tea and onions skins. Then hand printed with lino cuts to represent the larvae, workers, drones and the single queen bee. The quilt was then then pieced, quilted and bound by hand.
The bees are arranged in a rough imitation of the structure of a hive: the queen is surrounded by workers, each drone and larvae are attended by their own workers, while others form a circle to represent a “bee dance” and some stand guard at the entrance to the hive.
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Larger Size avaliable on my Deviantart
Just an addition: If you don’t have any beeswax around, a dryer sheet does the same job of stopping your thread from tangling so much! :) I have one stashed in my sewing box, you can use it over and over again!
:: Sitting Pretties - Perry Dixon Maple
With the opening just around the corner I figured it was finally time to upload a few shots of my piece for the Magical Girl Heroines: Sailor Moon and Sailor Senshi exhibition at Q Pop on April 5th.
So excited to be a part of this show not only because its Sailor Moon! but also because many of my friends will be contributing to the exhibition including a close friend Eastwood Wong's amazing piece!
For more information on the show check it out here!