flights of fancy using colour complements embroidery floss

I must admit, it was an absolute thrill to see Flights of Fancy published in Inspirations magazine.

I have been a fan of Inspirations for years.  Most of you are likely familiar  with the publication but if not, it features “the world’s most beautiful needlework”.  I signed up for a subscription when I first started my crazy quilting and have been a fan since.  I tried the online subscription for several years BUT went back to the printed version recently.  The photographs are always superb as are the articles.

Issue #102 features Flights of Fancy – Soft Landing on page 77 designed by Nina Burnsides.  It is a gorgeous stumpwork butterfly featuring Colour Complements Colour #49 in the body.  It is described in the magazine as follows:

“The vivid colours of butterfly wings contrast beautifully with sparse outlines in these two elegant studies.  Stitched with stranded cotton and glossy rayon thread, the detached wings have wired outlines that enable them to be shaped into numerous positions.  Choose from gently clasped hands with a vibrant black and red butterfly, braided hair with pearls and a green and black butterfly or selection colours to work your own favourite butterfly.”

If you are interested in purchasing the pattern only, it is available in digital format HERE

I think you may recall that I LOVE butterflies.  I always add them to my crazy quilting in various forms including either stumpwork, embroidered, iron-ons, applique or metal.

Thank you Nina.  I think I may have to experiment with this myself.

It is Thanksgiving in Canada on Monday so I will be enjoying a long weekend with family and friends.  I will return to posting on Wednesday October 16th.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian customers.
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