Sunday, 19 August 2007

Hind Wing Outline

© Jennifer Ashley Taylor/Carol-Anne Conway

The outer edge of the hind wing is outlined with a pair of #4 silver couched with a 1-2 twist of white silk.

To give definition to the shape, and to integrate the body and wings, I outlined the large spots with the pale blue/silver katayori that I originally intended to use on the Blue Eyed Boy. It was too bulky to use with the flat silk foundations there but is perfectly balanced with the twisted silk foundation on the fore wings and couched metallic threads on the hind wing of this butterfly.

© Jennifer Ashley Taylor/Carol-Anne Conway

I have taken a photograph from a different perspective to try to demonstrate how the appearance of the metallic threads and silks alters when viewed from a different angle.

© Jennifer Ashley Taylor/Carol-Anne Conway

Happy Stitching

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