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Lydia Needle
Lydia Needle

“Eco artist and lover of bees, pollinators and all the little creatures”

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  • 36b - Lassioglossum sexnotastums - Female Ashy Furrow Bee - FIFTY BEES 1

    36b - Lassioglossum sexnota...

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  • Bee book - the book of the bees from FIFTY BEES 4 - vintage art

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    £10.00 19 in stock

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  • 153b - Andrena labiate or Red-girdled Mining Bee - Vintage

    153b - Andrena labiate or R...

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    £150.00 1 in stock

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  • 185b Megachile ligniseca or Female Woodcarving Leafcutter Bee - Textile Art

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    £350.00 1 in stock

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  • 157b Andrena minutuloides or Plain Mini-miner - Bee art - Vintage art

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    £150.00 1 in stock

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  • 172b - Coelioxys inermis or Shiny-vented Sharp-tail Bee - bee art

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    £225.00 1 in stock

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  • The Motheaten Jacket - vintage silk jacket - stitched vintage art

    The Motheaten Jacket - vint...

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    £295.00 1 in stock

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  • 178b - Lasioglossum parvulum or Male Smooth-gastered Furrow Bee

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    £245.00 1 in stock

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  • 162b -  Andrena ruficrus or Female Northern Mining Bee

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    £175.00 1 in stock

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  • 114b - Anthrophora furcata or Female Forked-tailed Flower Bee - bee art

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    £295.00 1 in stock

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  • 136b - Melitta haemorrhoidalis or Female Gold-tailed Melitta - bee art

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    £245.00 1 in stock

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  • 58b - Andrena congruens or Female Long-fringed Mining Bee - FIFTY BEES

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    £225.00 1 in stock

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  • 89b - Melitta dimidiata or Male Sainfoin Bee - bee art - Fifty Bees 2

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    £325.00 1 in stock

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  • 71b - Coelioxys rufescens or Sharp-tail Bee - Fifty Bees 2

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    £215.00 1 in stock

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  • 195b - Osmia pilicornis or Fringe-horned Mason Bee - Fifty Bees 4

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    £245.00 1 in stock

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  • 34b - Hylaeus incongruous- Male White-lipped Yellowface Bee - FIFTY BEES 1

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    £195.00 1 in stock

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  • Bee Art - Print of the Bilberry Bumblebee - exhibition quality

    Bee Art - Print of the Bilb...

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    £20.00 4 in stock

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  • Bee Art - Print of the Common Mourning Bee - exhibition quality

    Bee Art - Print of the Comm...

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    £20.00 5 in stock

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  • Primrose stitched by Lydia Needle on vintage fabric

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    £195.00 1 in stock

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  • 198b - Sphecodes pellucidus or Female Sandpit Blood Bee

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    £245.00 1 in stock

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  • 110b - Andrena fulva or Female Tawny Mining Bee - bee art

    110b - Andrena fulva or Fem...

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    £245.00 1 in stock

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  • 103b - Andrena bucephala or Female Big-headed Mining Bee - bee art

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  • 107b - Andrena falsifica or Male Thick-margined Mini-miner - bee art

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    £225.00 1 in stock

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  • 113d - Andrena haemorroa or Female Orange-tailed Mining Bee - bee art

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    £245.00 1 in stock

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  • Bee Shirt - Upcycled bee shirt by Lydia Needle - Vintage Fabric - Stitched Art

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    £245.00 1 in stock

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  • Whitewashing by Lydia Needle - Vintage Fabric - Stitched Art

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    £150.00 1 in stock

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  • America Cotton by Lydia Needle - Vintage Fabric - Stitched Art

    America Cotton by Lydia Nee...

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    £195.00 1 in stock

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  • Nomada Solitary Bee postcard from the Fifty Bees exhibition

    Nomada Solitary Bee postcar...

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    £2.00 100 in stock

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  • Sharp-tail Solitary Bee postcard from the Fifty Bees exhibition

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  • Group of Bees postcard from the Fifty Bees exhibition

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  • Mining Bee postcard from the Fifty Bees exhibition

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  • Apple Bumblebee postcard from the Fifty Bees exhibition

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  • Flower Bee postcard from the Fifty Bees exhibition

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  • Book and Postcard collection from the Fifty Bees exhibition

    Book and Postcard collectio...

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    £18.00 50 in stock

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  • Postcard collection from the Fifty Bees exhibition

    Postcard collection from th...

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    £10.00 49 in stock

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  • FIFTY BEES 5 - book of the bees from the new exhibition - vintage art

    FIFTY BEES 5 - book of the ...

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    £10.00 50 in stock

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  • Bee Book Special Offer - The books of the bees from 4th and 5th FIFTY BEES

    Bee Book Special Offer - Th...

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    £17.00 20 in stock

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About Lydia Needle

Lydia Needle

Environmental artist living and working in Somerset

I am a Somerset artist and curator.
One of the areas of focus in my work is British pollinators, especially bees. For example, FIFTY BEES: The Interconnectedness of All Things.
This is a collaborative art project about Britains 275 bees; each year I make 50 from wool, stitch and vintage containers. I then invite fifty collaborative artists to make work in response to the ecology of one bee. You will find some of the 200 bees that I have made since 2016 listed on these pages.
In addition to that, in 2020 I created a new body of work called ‘Motheaten hierarchies’ which has a heavy emphasis on flies and moths. A few of these can be found here.

And thanks so much for stopping by.

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