If only I could take clearer photos. They look fine while editing but are fuzzy when posted. Maybe they will be better when enlarged.
I used 6 black DMC strands for the large beetle and made straight stitches across and for the thorax with metallic woven thread and tan silk/rayon hand dyed thread for legs and head.
The bodies for both lower beetles is fawn DMC, again with 6 threads. The centre beetle wings were made with 3 strands of DMC variegated metallic.
It was fun to make these. I intended making a dragonfly but we have visitors for the long weekend and needles and threads are packed away.
Perhaps someone else will try the dragonfly.
For full details of Sharon’s 2013 TAST please visit Pintangle
There will be more time to work stitches rather than weekly.
Oops, I forgot the legs on the centre beetle. No wonder it looked funny.