The "Whimsy" Butterfly Garden Box

The “Whimsy” Butterfly Garden. One of my favorites. I used 2 and 4mm silk ribbon in cream, yellow and deep purple for the embroidered flowers. They have burgundy french knots for the centers. The vine is two shades of green, leaf green and Chartreuse. The stitches for the vines are outline and stem. The leaves are flystitch. The red and purple butterfly is shuttle-tatted using a fine cordonnet. And the wings and body are beaded with complimentary glass seed beads. All of the embroidery and tatting is on a fine linen in cream. The metal box measures approximately 3 1/2″ by 2 3/4″ and is fully lined with evergreen colored felt. This was sold at the Blue Heron Art Gallery in Volant PA.

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