July Wooly Butterfly!

Here it is!

Whoever said “I love paperwork” ? Certainly not me. I got mine done this morning and now I’m ready to write a blog post…

If you are a member of the Facebook group you might have seen some pictures already. If you’re not a member of the group you can join here.

Here’s my July Butterfly stitched out as a wool appliqué piece.I decided to go with a low key grey scale moth, inspired by memories of the peppered moth we learnt about in biology as an example of evolution caused by environmental changes. (That was a long time ago!)

After cutting and appliquéing the pieces I added embroidery embellishments as usual… seed stitch, fly stitch, double cast-ons, whipped woven circles, stem stitch, chain stitch, backstitch and french knots. The beads were bought in Florida and added using a back stitch technique.

The body is unembellished. I might add some stitching later but for now I’m done. I need to move on!And a sideways view to appreciate all the texture that wool and embroidery gives!The pattern and cutting diagram are at the top under Year of Butterflies.

If you are going to be in the Chicago area at the beginning of August you can join me at STITCHES Midwest! and spend a whole day sewing your choice of the wool appliqué butterflies. The design will be printed out on freezer paper ready to go and all the fabrics and threads are included in the kit fee. Click the STITCHES button on the side for all the details. You know it will be a good day!


I’ve been preparing some new class samples. My sewing room is in a mess again. Time for some tidying before I get ready for next week’s trip to Wyoming. I’m going on safari in Yellowstone before I drive to my teaching duties at Quilt Wyoming 2018. I’m getting excited 🙂

One Comment

  1. Sandra Weimer said:

    Looking forward to seeing you in Wyoming!

    July 6, 2018

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