All my butterfly pieces are based on real butterflies. This is the beautiful Clouded yellow, a Summer visitor to our shores. My dad photographs butterflies, I then use his pictures to create my embroidered pieces.
The piece is worked in silk fabric and thread onto an organza background. The butterfly stands proud of the fabric to give a 3D effect, this is enhanced by being cleverly framed with an open back so the light can shine through. The colours of the piece then change with the light. I have tried to show this in the images.
The finished piece is 28 x 23 cm and 5cm deep. (11″ x 9″ and 2″ deep) and suitable for wall hanging.