Sunday, 30 August 2015

Working the Butterflies


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

9 comments:

Jules Woolford said...

The antennae? This is exquisitely done!

Summer said...

wow beautiful butterfly, I so want to learn embroidery!

JudyC said...

真是細緻啊!一針一線清清楚楚地...美!

Glenis Pickering said...

Stunning!
(And I'm with you on "feelers" - so much easier to spell than "antennae" :-) )

Flora said...

Excellent work! Your butterfly looks lovely!

D1-D2 said...

It looks wonderful. I really want to try this type of embroidery one day. I'm too scared right now. It's so easy to put a stitch in the wrong place.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Amazing needlework--your stitches bring it to life.

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Wonderful
so beautiful

averyclaire.org said...

You do the most exquisite embroidery. I love to visit here and see what new things you are working on. This butterfly is magnificent. Such detail. Such patience you have. Beautiful work.

 
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