African Red Butterfly

I love the feeling of finishing a long term project - something challenging that has required a lot of time and care. I bought this Red African Butterfly kit from Trish Burr last year but other projects took over.

I made the commitment to finish and completed it last night. Phew! The technique used is thread painting and involved one piece embroidery floss at a time with a very fine needle. 

I'm pretty pleased with how it came out, though I can obviously use a lot more practice with thread painting as it's far from perfect.

Now, what to do with it? I'd like to put it in a nice frame, I spent too long working on it to put it to practical use. 

Have you seen Trish Burr's designs? There are a lot of beautiful pieces to choose from and the instructions are detailed. I would love to do more of her designs in the future.


Nanna Chel said...

Kelly, what fine work that is! That is absolutely beautiful. I have never heard of thread painting before. Well done.

sharine said...

It is beautiful:)

Kelly's hand woven, perfectly hemmed technique.

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