November 15, 2011

The Bee Hive

Have you ever looked at the structure of a bee hive?

Today is the Fiberactions Art Group Reveal. 
This is the last challenge for this group and the word chosen was

Inspiration for this challenge came when we were putting away summer and found a bee hive.  
The nest was abandoned so we could take a closer look. 
Thousands of tessellating hexagons.  

 My hexagons were cut from hand dyed fabric, the edges turned and then zig zagged together. 
Initially I was going to fuse them, but on principle and to honor the hard working bees I didn't.

Lots of stitching was added with extra batting to give the hive a dimensional look.

Hand made silk fibers were used to make the leaves and tree branch.  Little snips of leather was added for leaf detail.

Here is the hive

Check out the Fiberactions site and see how all of the artists interpreted structure.
Then, tomorrow check again, when the new group is posted along with the new theme.


Vicki W said...

It's stunning!

Vivika said...

Great work from nature, and i love the close photos

Crooked Gulley Art Quilts - Mary Couch said...

I love this bee hive... the colors, the ups and downs, the structure... it is truly a fine work of art. Congratulations on a piece well done. Hugs from Mary

quilthexle said...

A real eyecatcher - wonderful!