Lifecycle of the Swallowtail Butterfly

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Worked on ivory satin, this design features the stages of the life cycle of the Swallowtail Butterfly, Papilio machaon – beaded eggs, caterpillars in various stages of development, a chrysalis worked in padded gold snakeskin, and a butterfly with raised detached wings – nestled within the stems, buds and flowers of the preferred host plant, Milk Parsley. Kit Contents This embroidery kit contains all materials required to work this project: Ivory satin, quilter's muslin, tracing paper, gold kid, felt, paper-backed fusible web, beads, wire and a Size 1 Milliners needle. Threads – Soie d'Alger Silks, Cifonda Art. Silks, DMC stranded Cottons, DMC Soft Cotton, assorted metallic, rayon, nylon and chenille threads. Equipment Required You will need the following equipment: 11” embroidery hoop, slate frame or stretcher bars 5" embroidery hoop Needles: Crewel/Embroidery sizes 9 and 10 Straw/Milliners size 9 Sharps sizes 10 and 12 Tapestry size 26 or 28 Chenille size 20 Sharp Yarn Darners sizes 14 - 18 Small sharp-pointed embroidery scissors Fine blunt-nosed tweezers to shape wire Small wire cutters or old scissors Skill Level