Obviously having a broken wrist WILL NOT DETER ME in my obsessive pursuit of needle arts. Whilst the swans were in progress, I was commissioned by a brilliant friend to make a brooch for her. A moth. She said if it could have a skull on the back that would be cool. I said it can’t not have a skull on the back, so this cheerful-in-a-harbinger-of-death-type-way fellow was begun.
It’s a nice simple shape with lots of potential for complex colours and textures.
I drew on some extra pattern guide lines freehand with a dressmaker’s pencil.
I was using a combination of DMC cotton and hand dyed embroidery cotton. Satin stitch in the base then over laying the threads and weaving and couching over the top to suggest the soft cells of a moth wing.
I’m planning some fluffy turkey rug work for the head to give mothy fuzziness.