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Embroidered and appliqued hooped butterfly

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In anticipation of the coming spring and inspired by gradually lengthening days and the start of a brand new year, I've been working on some new butterfly designs. This is my stylised interpretation of a Purple Emperor, one of my favourite butterflies. I wanted the butterfly to retain some realism, but didn't aim to be a slave to exact representation, so that I could have fun and play about a bit with the design. I wanted him to stand away from the background, to look as if he is fluttering over a bloom looking for nectar, so I created him as a freestanding, 3D applique. He is created from 100% cotton fabrics specially created for patchwork and has been hand-embroidered in straight and stem stitch. His antennae are stiffened embroidery thread and he has been appliqued onto a purple felt base, whose edges were sealed to prevent them becoming fuzzy. I stitched the completed butterfly onto a good quality soft furnishing fabric, before mounting it into a 6 inch bamboo embroidery hoop. I backed the design with dense wadding to soften it and tidied the reverse of the hoop by inserting a piece of card, padded and covered in calico.
In anticipation of the coming spring and inspired by gradually lengthening days and the start of a brand new year, I've been working on some new butterfly designs. This is my stylised interpretation of a Purple Emperor, one of my favourite butterflies. I wanted the butterfly to retain some realism, but didn't aim to be a slave to exact representation, so that I could have fun and play about a bit with the design. I wanted him to stand away from the background, to look as if he is fluttering over a bloom looking for nectar, so I created him as a freestanding, 3D applique. He is created from 100% cotton fabrics specially created for patchwork and has been hand-embroidered in straight and stem stitch. His antennae are stiffened embroidery thread and he has been appliqued onto a purple felt base, whose edges were sealed to prevent them becoming fuzzy. I stitched the completed butterfly onto a good quality soft furnishing fabric, before mounting it into a 6 inch bamboo embroidery hoop. I backed the design with dense wadding to soften it and tidied the reverse of the hoop by inserting a piece of card, padded and covered in calico.

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5 out of 5 stars
(2)
  • Reviewed by Denise Burns
    5 out of 5 stars
    Aug 4, 2018
    I just love my little Robin. He's beautifully stitched and finished. Rachel is lovely to deal with. Thank you 😊
    Embroidered applique robin

  • Reviewed by purchases1
    5 out of 5 stars
    Sep 12, 2017
    This is even prettier than pictured. It's gracing my wall and I love it. Arrived quickly and safely. Well packaged. Hooray for this great seller!
    Embroidered song thrush

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Embroidered and appliqued hooped butterfly

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: bamboo hoop, embroidery hoop, soft furnishing fabric, wadding, embroidery thread, glue, patchwork cottons, card, calico, cotton thread
  • Feedback: 2 reviews
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