28 December 2011

The story of a butterfly

Now a few weeks ago I was asked if I knew where there was a 3D butterfly pattern.  The person who asked (Karen) said that she had one from Monica Hahn's book.  She worked it up and it was a tad too large for her project.  I then pointed her at two in Teri Dusenbury's books but she hasn't got those books.  I think they would've been too small for her project too.

Then I thought of this butterfly here on my own site and pondered it's possibilities.  Off went 'you know who' (# 3) and he came up with the one below.

Now the resident expert on all matters pertaining to critters and who is my bestest EVER critic (he always tells me the truth) said 'wow' when he saw it.  So, I present you with a 3D butterfly.

Now this isn't as hard to work as it looks.  The top wings are made first and cut and tied but the bottom and body are worked all in one whilst 'adding' the top wings.  There are no sewing in of ends as the feelers are the ends!!  I added the bead in the centre of the body 'just because'.



13 comments:

  1. I say wow too! That is clever and would look great as a hair thing or on your lapel .

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  2. Great butterfly. Of course it wouldn't be right if it didn't have a bead in it.
    ELizabeth

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  3. Fantastic Jane! The butterfly is awesome!

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  4. Beautiful butterfly Jane!

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  5. I love butterflies, this pattern is totally gorgeous, I hope you dont mind looking at the pattern.
    Margaret

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  6. Excellent! It's perfect adapted this way!

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  7. Brilliant and wonderful! I love 3-D tatting, and the color possibilities and uses for this sweet butterfly are many!

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  8. That's just flat-out inspired!

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  9. Time well spent, mate. I’m awed.
    xxoo P

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  10. Such a pretty butterfly!! :)

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  11. This is great! I can totally see the feelers extending up as the strands of a necklace. That would be nifty!

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