I am weaving a shawl on my 7 ft triangle loom that is an homage to summer.
I’m embellishing it with all kinds of motifs that I have woven on my Thumbelina loom.
The body of the bumble bee is woven with the clasped weft technique.
I’ve made a video showing how I did it, but thought that some still photos might be helpful, too:
Here, the Thumbelina is warped with crochet cotton:
In this photo, I have woven the body – and have started pulling in on the weaving to shape it.
The outside warp strands have been moved to the adjacent nails.
Her abdomen is woven:
The lower part of the head is woven, ready to complete the head.
Each wing is woven in two petal shaped parts and stitched to the body.
Note: if you want to make a stuffed Bumble Bee, then weave a second body section and stitch them together and stuff them before adding the wings and eyes.