Hello my friends!!
This week I thought I’d post a new embroidery that I’ve been working on.
Looking back at the Gatekeeper butterfly photographs (that I posted last week!) I decided to embroider one similar to my other needlework butterflies – I’m developing quite a collection of needlework bugs/insects.
As always I started by roughly drawing four wing and body shapes onto calico and then filled them in with the closest coloured threads I had. I like to block colour first using two stands of embroidery floss and then blend using a single strand (on the smallest needle imaginable – its like a hair!)
Once finished I attached the wings to the body and make tiny antennae using wire, before putting the butterfly onto an embroidery hoop with plain eco friendly calico cotton and using a single strand of black thread to ‘write’ the name.
I’m really pleased with this piece and I’m working on a few of these, the butterfly itself is about 3 inches across so its quite small and has a tiny crocodile clip on the underside of the belly, which means I can take it off of its hoop and clip it to plants or even into my hair!
Well that’s it for this week…I hope you like my fluttering offering! Eventually I may even start selling them, ya never know! My plan is to create needlework butterflies of all the real ones I see and may even create one for every type of British butterfly.
What do you think? Would you buy it? I’d love some feedback on this piece. Thank you so much for reading this post, and I wish you a prosperous week ahead!