What Are You Stitching?

1st July 2022

The reason stitchers love flowers is that there are so many colours and textures available in the floral world, you have no end of possibilities to stitch. But the same could be said for the world of insects, particularly the most colourful butterflies and moths. Here are some butterfly projects for you to enjoy, with colours and textures to rival any flower!

Sharon Gray

‘I am really enjoying threadpainting right now. Fortunately, I have the right light and the right magnifying glasses to help me, as my eyes are working toward retirement!’

‘This butterfly is from Inspirations issue #62. It is a design by Kathryn Borel called Serenade. The butterfly is only part of her overall design that I worked on dupion silk.’

This is a lovely piece, Sharon. We love how you’ve selected the one element from the overall design and made it your own. Congratulations.

Karen Fraser

‘This is a project that I stitched, designed by Trish Burr. I am so inspired by Trish and her creativity.’

‘There are so many other designers who inspire me, but there just aren’t enough hours in the day to do them all’

We completely agree, Karen. There are far too many projects that we want to do and not enough time to do them! You’ve done an exquisite job with this project, and we’re glad you feel so inspired by Trish and her designs.

Ann Baseden

‘Here is one of my early efforts at ‘stumpwork’. It is a wired needlelace butterfly that I did many years ago during my needlelace period, before I had heard of modern stumpwork.’ 

‘I’ve since done more stumpwork pieces, although now most of my three-dimensional work is usually needle felted.’ 

This is an intricate and beautiful piece, Ann. It must have been really enjoyable to make with all of the different stitches.

Do you love stitching butterflies or moths? Or do you prefer other insects? Maybe you like to stitch creatures that are a little bigger?

Whatever it is you like to stitch, we’d like to see it. Send us a picture of your work with a bit of information about the project and your stitching journey to news@inspirationsstudios.com

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