We all set to work trying to make our encroaching satin stitch as neat as possible!
Couching the wire around the edge of the wing was demonstrated followed by buttonhole stitch to cover the wire.
Most of us managed to finish one wing and over the next few weeks we hope to complete the other three wings.
Sandie demonstrated how to attach the wings and fix them in place and showed us how to make three different types of bodies for our butterflies.
By the next meeting there will be myriads of butterflies all ready to be photographed and the pictures forwarded to Sandie.
Thank you Sandie for an enjoyable day and introducing some of us to stumpwork for the first time and reminding others of this useful and attractive embroidery skill.
One of the butterflies has now been completed and just waiting for a frame!
|Putting detail on the wings|
|All four wings ready to attach to background|
|Body embroidered to background|
|Wings attached to either side of body|
|Antennae attached to butterfly|
|Completed butterfly and flowers|
|A pretty green butterfly completed|