26a) Early Colletes Bee
Maria's companion piece for the Early Colletes called 'Giddy Dance'
And this is what Maria says about her piece:
"I live near Kenfig Burrows, a warren of sand dunes on the South Wales coast and known habitat of the Early Colletes Bee. Local legend tells that the ancient and rich town of Kenfig was buried by a sandstorm in medieval times when a wizard cursed the inhabitants after they refused to offer him food and shelter. I composed and printed on fabric an ‘englyn’ (a form of Welsh poetry) about the Early Colletes and then set about burying the words under layers of fabric, hand-made paper and embroidery stitches. We would do well to learn the lesson of Kenfig."