Wednesday, 15 August 2012

tiger moth

I stitched up a simple tiger moth- poised to flutter away. This was quite easy as it's mainly satin stitch but my initial drawing was a bit off. I only noticed after it was finished, the wings aren't the same shape. I must remember to look at my embroidery from a distance whilst I'm stitching, it is very easy to make mistakes when you are working on something close up! I might try and correct it with a row of black stitching on the top of the right wing. I love the markings on this moth and am thinking of doing one in stumpwork in a box frame to look like a collectors display box.

I have a couple of other projects on the go- the stumpwork magpie I started a while age is nearly finished and I am experimenting with incorporating stumpwork in another project- it's making my head hurt trying to figure out how to make it work.


  1. Very nice and so realistic! The difference in the wings is not noticeable, anyway a real butterfly is probably not exact either!

  2. How beautiful! It looks like it just landed on the fabric.

  3. Its beautiful, I didn't notice the difference in the wings till you pointed it out, so really do not fret. Any way nothing in nature is symmetrical.


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