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« on: March 07, 2014 11:09:54 AM »

I really don't know where to put this. The butterflies are crochet, the caterpillar is bullion stitch with a bead eye and the whole thing is going to be part of a quilt. 

Our Needlecraft guild is having an exhibition this year and one of our members is making a quilt to raffle.  She handed out squares of floral printed fabric for us to embellish and return to her by next Thursday.  This is my contribution.

The butterflies were crocheted in single strands of DMC floss. The red and purple glitter is E130, the silvery blue is E317 (5287) and the white is luminous E 940.  I didn't get a picture of it in the dark. The pattern is by Apak.
You can't actually see it very well, but for the butterfly feelers I just tied a thick knot in the starting and finishing ends of the thread they were made from.
The bodies are three long stitches of five stranded floss couched down in the middle to separate the abdomen and thorax.
 I have to say that although they are small it was a lot of work to crochet these. One of the hardest parts was separating out the single strands as I did not want to have to join any thread so it had to be continuous. Also the glitter thread is quite hard to work with at the best of times and the luminous floss kept catching on any slightly rough skin on my fingers.

The caterpillar is bullion stitched in single stranded DMC 4050 with a tiny green glass bead eye.

I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else does and I'll try and post a picture of the finished quilt and some of the other squares here too.
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2014 02:32:50 PM »

The crocheting with such fine threads sounds very difficult, and I can empathize with the frustration of having floss catch on rough skin. 

I would love to see a close-up of the butterflies and caterpillar.  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2014 04:05:08 PM »

so pretty! And how cool to have all of that on a quilt square!
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2014 04:04:53 AM »

Thanks for the kind comments.  Unfortunately I already handed it in so I can't take any more photos yet.
But I re-cropped one of my earlier ones to show slightly more detail although the camera seems to have trouble focussing on glittery thread and beads.
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2014 05:46:57 AM »

Ooo!  Thank you!  I like the little caterpillar.  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2014 06:57:07 AM »

This is beautiful!
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2014 09:11:59 AM »

Wow this is so beautiful!  I love the close up of the caterpillar!

These kinds of things make me want to pick my unfinished quilt back up and add some embellishments into the squares!  I love this!
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