WOOL APPLIQUE, Colour Complements Embroidery Threads Kathleen’s new WOOL APPLIQUE project, Butterfly Sampler by Sue Spargo.  As I mentioned previously, the background is a soft green wool and the entire sampler measures 16×22.

Butterfly #4 today.

The butterfly is a yellow base hand dyed wool.  The body is bordered with a double chain stitch.  The upper wings are bordered with cast-on stitches and layered with a print fabric which is bordered with a backstitch laced with a second perle cotton.  Kathleen has added small rings which are wrapped in a size 5 perle cotton.  You could also do a buttonhole stitch around rings as well.

The lower wings are bordered with a chain stitch in a size 5 perle cotton.  They are layered with small blue wool circles which are bordered with a backstitch and embellished with a large cross stitch.

There is a circle of printed fabric in the background which has been bordered with backstitch and embellished with beads.

If you are not familiar with a cast on stitch you can find a video tutorials on Mary Corbet’s NeedleNThread.  You will find a selection of size 5 perle cottons to use in this project at Colour Complements Shop.

Wishing all my American customers a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING.  I will be returning to blogging on Monday November 26th.

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