Among the most colorful of nature's creatures, the butterfly has long been a source of artistic inspiration—not only in works of art and literature, but also in jewelry, stained glass, textiles, and a host of other ornamental and decorative areas.
Now from one of Europe's most respected publishing houses comes this delightful and inexpensive collection of 45 butterfly charted designs. Available in a number of sizes and often framed by floral and foliate motifs, these delicate patterns can be worked in a variety of needlework forms: counted cross-stitch, needlepoint, latchhook, and more.
Create such exquisite beauties as the copper, blue and yellow peacock butterfly, the red-dotted brimstone butterfly, and the bright yellow sulphur butterfly. Also included are patterns for these species: monarch, alfalfa butterfly, cabbage butterfly, old world swallowtail, tiger moth, red admiral, ctenuchid moth, giant swallowtail, ornithoptera paradisea, swallowtail, checkered skipper, mourning cloak, tortoiseshell butterfly, red lacewing, and many more!
Add exotic, personalized touches to table linen, pillows, cushion covers, and other domestic accessories, or create delicate motifs for wall hangings and samplers. Clear easy-to-follow instructions, detailed charts, and color keys enable needleworkers at all levels to create a treasure chest of beautiful items that will be cherished for years to come.