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Bumble bee

Bumble bee photo credit Envato.

I have to apologize right off the bat

The video below may be confusing to a beginner and even an intermediate skill level because of very poor framing by the great tyer Dimitri Tseliaritski, and his being a Russian speaker does not lessen the strain. However, the video itself is high quality and the simple and fast tying techniques are worth incorporating.

 I looked for other ‘bee’ ties and none I found matched the finished quality of Mr. Tseliaritski’s. — Angie Roth

The materials used [mostly] are identifiable and make quick work of a good assembly, and the technique used broadens that gap between other videos I was able to find. I hope you find unraveling Tseliaritski bumblebee as enjoyable as I did.

Here’s Tseliaritski’s recipe of materials as translated by a Russian speaker:

1. TMC 2488

2. Brown foam (2mm)

3. Microchenille (some Italian kind)

4. Thin skin/film

5. Grey grizzly hackle for wings

6. Lacquer

7. Any kind of hair for the antennae, he recommends either bear hair or hair from a jacket collar

8. Legs: bristles from a broom (household sweeping broom)

I also tried tying the bee on a ‘tube,’ but the outcome was not what I expected. Some were, as tying progressed, serviceable

There are other bee and wasp patterns worth noting, but too many to list or link. A simple Google via YouTube should deliver more assemblies worth note. Some of the good looking bee/wasp patterns take too long to make, in my opinion.

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