Butterfly in Purls

Butterfly in Purls is a study in metal thread embroidery on Congress Cloth.

The butterfly is outlined in pearl purls, some areas are filled with chipping using the soft metal purls in both silver and gold metals. Other areas are filled with canvas work stitches.

The metals include check, smooth, wire check, and rough,and pearl purl in two sizes.  Spangles are attached with black check wire purl. Couching threads to match the purls are included.

Techniques include couching, chipping, basketweave, diagonal mosaic, 4-way continental, attaching spangles with purls, and a darning pattern.

The kit includes all threads and metals, needles, and instruction booklet with color images.

Proficiency level: Intermediate
Time: 2 days (12 hours)
Kit Cost: $80.00

Motif: 4. 75 H X 4.25 W
Overall: 8 X 8 inches

butterly in purls