It is full of amazing colors and design............
I decided that I would capture the image of this yellow Longhorn Beetle in embroidery, after one of these flew and landed on my arm while out in the garden.
I drew up this design............
and have decided to stitch the bug first and work on flowers and leaves later.
To separate the wings, a closed buttonhole stitch works well, stitched down the middle of the wings. .
The spots were stitched using the short stitches almost like satin stitch.
I embroidered the outline of the wings and then filled them in using long and short stitches.
I then worked on the thorax and the head, using long and short stitches in black floss. I used a strand of metallic blue, using only a few stitches, to give the thorax a jeweled effect on the black. I separated the head and thorax with a yellow ring, using a whipped satin stitch.
For the antennae, I couched 3 strands of floss along the outline of antennae,
then with one strand each of black and blue gray, in whipped satin stitched, changing the colors off and on.
I then embroidered the legs. Now the beetle is finished and I will begin the embroidery work on the flowers. How about you?
What insect, in the insect world, do you find the most inspirational?
A graceful butterfly, a lady bug........or a buzzing bee?
I would love to hear!