Many years ago my big brother was the first of us siblings to get married and I knew I had to make him and his betrothed, Sylvia a special present. They got married in 1990 making these butterflies 23 years old!
This was what I came up with:
It was a commemorative cushion with hand embroidered butterflies ( one to represent Sylvia and the other Allan) and goldwork lettering.
Seeing this again after so many years has been a blast. I hadn't remembered all the leaves, nor the amount of couching around the leaves and butterflies.
The reason I have this back is because I stupidly used goldwire for the lettering. Unfortunately this turns black after time if it is left in the open air. I don't know what I was thinking as i knew this.
I am not sure how I am going to tackle these little tendrils but I will figure it out.
I have some gorgeous purple batiks waiting in the wings but I probably won't get started until the Christmas festivities are over..
Watch this space and I'll keep you up to date with my progress.
Thanks for visiting .
Til next time