July 3, 2022

Any craft item made by the exhibitor with a bee or beekeeping theme.

Entrant ID:  1039690 Entrant Name:  Jesse Line
Description:  SCALE MODEL OF A HONEY BEE
DISPLAYED ON A FRAME OF DRAWN COMB
No scale was considered and the model was made by eye – to give an indication of size the frame it sits on is 340mm x 250mm.
Honey bee images were viewed online to establish the characteristics, shapes and proportions of the subject.
Materials used in construction were:
• Head, thorax and abdomen – mahogany hardwood
• Legs – galvanised garden wire clad in black PVC tubing
• Pollen on legs – chenille yarn from my fly tying materials box
• Wings – galvanised garden wire profile, covered with cling film, creased and crumpled to make them wing like.
Wood carving tools and a wood turning lathe were used to make the main bee body, its three parts joined by dowels.
Details on the head, thorax and abdomen were burnt onto the wood as ‘poker work style’ using a hot soldering iron bit.
The model was coloured with wood stains and finished with lacquer and polish.
The finished model is my first effort at a representation of a recognisable Honey Bee at home.
Entry: 1039690-20a 1039690-20b 1039690-20c
Result: rosette-red

 

Entrant ID:  1042966 Entrant Name:  Stella MacDougall
Description: This tea cosy is knitted in double knitting, double thickness for the body of the tea cosy.
The smoke from the smoker was achieved by pulling a little of the stuffing from the tip with a fine crochet hook.
Entry: 1042966-20c1042966-20b1042966-20a
Result: rosette-blue

 

Entrant ID:  1045047 Entrant Name:  Andrew Eelbeck
Description:
Entry: 1045047-20a
1045047-20b
Result:  –

 

Entrant ID:  1044445 Entrant Name:  Colin Hall
Description: The casing of the solar wax extractor has been made from Recticel polystyrene sheets for improved insulation and more effective melting, according to my own design.  They are held together with bamboo sticks and glue, and edged with aluminium tape.  The window consists of a bought double-glazed unit that I enclosed with a wooden frame.  I had the metal innards made for me – in a earlier wooden version of the extractor that I made.

The only problem now is that in a spring or summer such as we have just had – often very sunny and hot – the wax can overheat if left too long.  The polystyrene is a bit soft and can be damaged but also it is easily repaired.

Entry: 1044445-20
Result:  –

 

Entrant ID:  1039251 Entrant Name:  Ruth Bullock
Description:
Entry: 1039251-20
Result:  –

 

Entrant ID: 1043584 Entrant Name:  Jenny Higham
Description:
Entry:  1043584-20a 1043584-20b
Result:  –

 

Entrant ID:  1042567 Entrant Name:  Gill Brewer
Description: Advent Candle
The candle was made by the pouring technique. A 40cm length of wick was dipped once in molten beeswax and pulled straight as the wax solidified. This was then held vertically over a bowl, spun between thumb and forefinger while molten wax was poured over it from the top. As one layer of wax set, another layer was poured over the candle. After three layers the candle was rolled on a flat surface to ensure it was straight and left to cool. This process of pouring three layers, rolling and cooling was repeated numerous times until the candle reached the required thickness. The bottom of the candle was trimmed with a craft knife to fit securely in the candle holder. The decorations were hand drawn using a permanent marker pen.
Children of all ages will enjoy burning the candle and counting the days until Christmas!
Entry: 1042567-20a 1042567-20b 1042567-20c
Result: rosette-gold

 

Entrant ID:  1045105 Entrant Name:  Beverley Underwood
Description:

WE TRY TO MAKE OUR STALL COLOURFUL & INTERESTING, SO IN READINESS FOR WHEN LIFE GETS BACK TO NORMAL, I’VE SEWN SOME ‘BUSY BEE BUNTING’ & MATCHING TABLE CLOTHES.  WE WILL ALSO USE THESE NEXT YEAR WHEN  WE PLAN TO HAVE A GARDEN PARTY & BBQ’S AT HOME.

HOW THE BUNTING WAS CREATED:

YOU WILL NEED: FABRIC, BIAS BINDING, COTTON THREAD & CARDBOARD

  • CREATE CARDBOARD TEMPLATES: 8” X 11¾” (see photograph)
  • FOLD THE FABRIC IN HALF WITH PATTERN ON THE INSIDE
  • LAY TEMPLATE ON THE FABRIC – MAXIMISE USE OF FABRIC AS BELOW1045105-20i
  • CUT OUT BUNTING FLAGS – PIN & SEW ON THREE SIDES LEAVING THE TOP OF THE FLAG OPEN1045105-20ii
  • TURN RIGHT WAY OUT & USING A KNITTING NEEDLE OR SIMILAR MAKE SURE THE FLAGS POINT IS PUSHED OUT CORRECTLY
  • PRESS THE FLAGS WITH A HOT IRON
  • PLAN THE SPACING & COLOUR ALTERNATION OF THE FLAGS (MY FLAGS HAD SOME BEES FACING UPWARDS & SOME DOWNWARDS DUE TO MY BEING ECONOMICAL WITH THE FABRIC WHEN CUTTING OUT)
  • SEW ONTO LONG LENGTHS OF BIASED BINDING WHICH WILL HIDE THE UNSEWN TOP OF THE FLAG WITHIN THE BINDING

THE TABLE CLOTHES WERE VERY SIMPLE – JUST CUT TO SIZE &HEM ROUND THE RAW EDGES

Entry: 1045105-20
Result:  –