Digital Pattern

Campanula & Butterflies - i123 Digital

by Di van Niekerk

Botanical study enhanced with stumpwork and silk ribbon embroidery.

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Beginning in her teens, renowned entomologist, naturalist and artist, Maria Sibylla Merian, produced an extensive collection of beautiful images that did much to reveal the true nature of the life cycle of insects, particularly the spectacular metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly.

Ably demonstrating Maria’s extensive scientific and artistic skill, this 17th century image is printed onto linen then enhanced with silk ribbon and thread embroidery with the detached elements bringing the study to life.

Worked on a 17th century image printed onto linen, available for purchase HERE.

About this Digital Pattern File

This product is a digital PDF file for you to save and print at home and, as a digital product, it is non-refundable. It does not include any materials or kit. Included are comprehensive instructions to create the project along with detailed step-by-step illustrations/photographs, a full list of threads and materials required, pattern sheet plus any relevant hints, tips and tricks.

Printing this Digital Pattern

To print the full-size pattern sheet you may need to select "tiling" as the print method. This will print in sections over multiple pages which you then stick together to form the full-size pattern sheet.

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Additional Information

  • Product Type
  • Designer
    Di van Niekerk
  • Technique
    Silk Ribbon Embroidery, Stumpwork
  • Project Type
    Framed Embroidery
  • Publication
  • Issue Number
  • Pattern Pages
  • File Size
  • Finished Project Measures
    19.5cm x 14.5cm wide (7 3/4" x 5 3/4")

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