Here we go with a photo-heavy post showing the working of the butterflies. Lots of small stitches make for long-winded work and I would say there was at least 10 hours work here, if not more!
Here you can see some error correction taking place. As I worked this first butterfly, I noticed that the stem above it didn't quite meet the edge of the wing, requiring three stitches to be re-worked. Also, the bottom edge had caught on the stem there, so that also needing taking out and replacing.
These two 'whole butterfly' shots were taken before those mistakes were corrected, but I don't think they're too visible. =)
Moving onto the second butterfly now:
The butterflies were worked in Anchor stranded cotton with Kreinik Cord 102C for the 'feelers' (what are those called?!)
And the whole piece? Coming up soon....
Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2015