Butterflies are self-propelled flowers. ~R.H. Heinlein
As summer nears it’s end, the butterflies are busy flitting from flower to flower. For a special summer blog project, designer Terry Loewen shares a beautiful butterfly pattern to cross stitch and bead embellish!
designed by Terry Loewen
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• DMC embroidery floss in Nos. 4050, and 3810 (for green butterfly), and Nos. 4215, and 792 (for purple butterfly)
• Mill Hill Magnifica beads in No. 10052 and No. 10113
• Wichelt linen in No. 65B Natural Brown
• Crochet lace, dried lavender, embroidery and large-eye needles, hoop, hot glue gun and glue, iron and ironing surface, mother of pearl buttons, scissors, ribbon, thread to coordinate with linen
Note: One strand of floss is used throughout design. Finished sachets measure 3 -1/2” x 4 1/2”.
1. Center each design on a piece of fabric big enough to put in a hoop and enough to ensure that you have a 1/2” seam allowance.
2. Following chart, stitch design.
3. Hand wash completed design in cool water, then squeeze out excess water and press, face down, until dry.
4. Cut to 4” x 5”, with design centered closer to top. Sew around edges twice to prevent fraying; leave the top open.
5. Adhere or sew on lace and buttons.
6. Fill with dried lavender.
7. Thread ribbon through large-eye needle and sew top closed with a running stitch.
8. Use hot glue to adhere ribbons on each corner.