I seem to be on a bit of an insect-slash-superhero bent. Whereas I loved the shape and structure of the ant, the striking colours and delicate wings were what drew me to the wasp.
And this one looks very much like a superhero to me, despite its anatomical correctness. Coincidentally, Marvel’s Wasp and Ant-Man were among the founding members of the Avengers, if you’ve seen the recent films.
But the first Wasp character I was drawn to was Lisbeth Salander from Stieg Larsson’s Millenium trilogy. She’s the girl with the dragon tattoo and the hacker name of Wasp, after the Marvel character if I remember correctly.
Either way, this is my new favourite of all the insects I’ve embroidered. Probably because it’s the most recent, but also because the wings turned out better than I’d hoped and the colours are so enticing.