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Lifecycle of the Swallowtail Butterfly

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Not included. Instructions can be found in Book 8 or Inspirations Issue 100
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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

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    Lifecycle of the Swallowtail Butterfly

    Posted by Jacquelyn Crane on 29th Oct 2019

    As always the kit is entirely inclusive. I have been doing Jane's kits for a very long time--since Book 1, in fact!