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Taking flight – Blue butterfly

This project includes stumpwork

In the second part of our work, we will embroider the blue butterfly.

It does not contain  “stumpwork” as such, but by embroidering 2 long and thick cast-on stitches on the edge of the wings, we will be able to bring relief to our work.

The design of this project can always be downloaded HERE

First, embroider split back stitch with 1 thread all around the lower wing and stretch a few threads to indicate the general direction of the stitches.

Fill completely the wing with long and short stitch 1 thread.

Do the same work for the upper wing.

First, embroider a split back stitch 1 thread all around the wing and stretch a few threads to indicate the general direction of the stitches.

Finish the wing by filling it entirely with long and short stitch 1 thread.

Embroider a long cast-on stitch with 2 threads (at least 30 stitches) along the edge of the lower wing.

You will find an explanation for the cast-on stitch in the stitch section of the blog. Unfortunately, I know that the picture is not very explicit than for those who do not know this stitch, this is what you need to know.

The stitch is worked like a simple bullion stitch but instead of winding the thread around the needle it is necessary to “cast on” stitches like to begin a knitting and then pass the needle through.

In the same way, it is necessary to make a second cast-on stitch on the other wing.

Finally, embroider a single bullion stitch with 2 threads for the body, a French knot 2 threads 2 wraps for the head and 2 small straight stitches 1 thread for the antennas.