There's something about bee skeps that I'm drawn too. Maybe the bee's within working or whatever it is bees do inside them intrigue my imagination. When I spotted this wool appliqué design in one of Lynda Hall's books "A Little Porch Time" I knew I'd be stitching it! The skep of many colors... how I love it!
The challenge was to find a piece of wool for the background. Now who would even think that with a house full of wool that would be a problem? Well... not so easy as picking wools for a hooked rug background where you can use many different wools together. To find that one perfect piece... with all the right colors and that your design will not only show up but not take away from the design.
So tell me what you think... did I pick the right wool?
I am having fun with the stitching... a simple primitive whip stitch.
I have a copy of this book for sale here in the studio... wonderful book by the way! Many more wool appliqué things in it I want to make!
I'm off to stitch a little!
Bee Happy and Blessed!