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.