A moth and a caterpillar

After spending time yesterday with my very upset parents my wonderful husband knew I needed to loose myself in my embroidery and took charge of the kids and the house work! I was very angry and needed to relax and embroidery always does that for me. I didn't feel like listening to the pounding of my machine so set about working two small hand embroideries on my moths theme this time however introducing a caterpillar too. The moth sample is worked in buttonhole stitch, buttonhole bars and backstitch on tissue silk hand painted with watered down silk dye and silk net. The caterpillar is worked in buttonhole stitch and backstitch on hessian and scrim. I think both ideas are worthy of developing into larger pieces.


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