The folder I received this month is all about butterflies.
The flowers are made on wool felt base. The centres are needle-felted silk fibre, with the outer parts punch needled using a thick sparkly rayon yarn. It was extremely difficult to keep the yarn in place with this method. Next time I would do giordes knots as it would be more secure. It’s a very thick yarn and hard to use unless couching.
The butterfly is machine stitched using a digitized design. I tried it out on a cotton fabric base first. The one here was done on organza and then cut out so it would be free-standing.
All the components were then assembled onto the background.