wool applique, Sue Spargo butterfly sampler, Colour complements threads

Another butterfly in Kathleen’s WOOL APPLIQUE project, Butterfly Sampler by Sue Spargo.  If you are following this project then you will know that Kathleen opted for a soft green wool background and the entire sampler measures 16×22.

Butterfly #10 today. 

The butterfly body is embellished with a combination of backstitch and French knots.  The wings are a medium shade of olive green bordered with stem stitch in a size 3 perle cotton.  The lower wings are embellished with fly stitch in size 8 perle cotton.  The upper wings are layered with a lovely polka dot fabric and bordered with a thicker fiber couched with bullion stitches.  These are overlaid with circles of green wool bordered with Palestrina stitch and further embellished with bugle beads and bullion stitches. 

You will see a background row of ric rac embellished with French knots. 

If you are not familiar with any of these stitches, you can find video tutorials on Mary Corbet’s NeedleNThread.

You can see more of this project in previous posts HERE and HERE.  Thank you Kathleen for sharing this lovely project.

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