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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Wonderous Wings

Continuing the trend of UFORR stitching (it's been two months since I posted a picture of my own work. Are you shocked? I'm flabbergasted), this is Theialin's Butterfly at Night. What information I can find is conflicting, but it appears to have been designed by Maria van Scharrenburg for Lanarte. While it's not on their website anymore it does appear to be available as either a kit or as a leaflet along with its sister design.

As it arrived:


As it goes out


I love those wings. The translucent part where the moon shines is achieved by full crosses with one strand. While the darker outsides are two strands. You can hardly tell that some of those translucent colours are the same as the ones in the larger area!

This takes care of the postal strike backlog. Now I'm back on track with two still with me. However! I'm setting them aside for a bit so I can work on something of my own.

15 comments:

mdgtjulie said...

Beautiful piece, Blu. Thanks for explaining how that particular effect is achieved.

Marlene said...

Stunning!!

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress. It is a beautiful design.

MoonBeam said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Anna said...

I have done them both and yes it is Lanarte. They are beautiful!

Hazel said...

I have done that one. It is in my dd's bedroom. Lovely to stitch. x

Gabi said...

Wow. That looks absolutely stunning.

♥ Nia said...

That's so pretty!! I'm in love with those wings =))
Nice progress ;)

Beth said...

Very cool piece! Love the translucent parts!

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Lovely design, and beautiful stitching, as always :) I love the translucent effect too! Glad to hear that you're taking a break and stitching something for yourself, but I also love seeing these round robin projects that you do too ;)

Topcho said...

The translucent effect is so cool!

Lynn said...

I have seen this one completed and it's such a beautiful piece. Good work!

Jan said...

It is a lovely project.

Measi said...

You made amazing progress on that butterfly! I had a hard time keeping to task on it. The one over two was a bit weird, wasn't it? It looks gorgeous when done, but up close looked so strange as I stitched it.

Joysze said...

Beautiful.... you got so much done. :)