Our online class Brian the Bee with teacher Hazel Blomkamp is part surface embroidery, part beadwork. The humble honey bee is worked with surface embroidery, needle lace and needle weaving techniques richly embellished with three-dimensional beadwork flowers and leaves. The segments of the wings are filled with needle lace techniques worked as embroidery stitches using seven different stitches, with variations, all extensively covered and well described.
Using the colors of the African honey bee, needle weaving, based on modified loom-weaving patterns, fills the lower body while the remainder of the bee is worked with conventional and familiar stitches and techniques. Complete the bee with a glorious display of three-dimensional bead flowers and leaves. With extensive video footage and detailed voice-over explanations, everything is covered in 4 exciting lessons!
Class Project Details
Design size: 8″ X 7 1/4″
Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced
Registration dates: Registration will be limited to 100 students on a first-come, first-served basis and will open on January 6, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST, closing when the 100 student limit is met or on February 3, 2021.
Number of lessons: 4 lessons with extensive video footage and detailed voice over instruction covering all the stitches and techniques.
Class schedule: Lessons for this class will be posted bi-weekly starting on April 7, 2021. The lessons will be posted following this schedule: April 7, April 21, May 5 and May 19, 2021.
Class cost: Class & Kit: $164 shipping to US; $184 shipping to Canada; $196 shipping Internationally.
Supplies needed: Internet access, 12” embroidery hoop, sharp scissors, thread conditioner, good lighting, good spectacles or additional magnification, if required.
Class and Kit — ($164-$196):
- Class Fee ($50)
- Kit Fee ($100)
- Shipping costs ($10 US; $30 CAN; $42 INT)
- Click here to see the what’s included in the kit and a list of supplies needed for the class.
Learn more about this class and teacher Hazel Blomkamp on the Brian the Bee Class Page.
Please note: Online Studio course and kit fees are non-refundable.