Friday, April 22, 2016


This is my version of the butterfly. It's to be part of a doona-cover made from old tablecloths and such like. I traced the design from an ancient part-done doiley I'd picked up years and years and years ago. It's stitched onto a well used tray cloth which I'll patch onto something to make the doona top.

Just enlarge or reduce it as you wish.
I've used closed herringbone and stem stitch, colonial knots and couched weaving. The thread is DMC stranded, 3 strands. The knots on the wings and eyes are worked in variegated yellows, not variegated orange, just to add a spark.
These are (obviously) the origanals. I'd imagine it's meant to be stitched with cut-work embroidery? Anyhow, I didn't have the heart to pull out the colours.

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