My interpretation of the British butterfly a Green Hairstreak, made as a brooch.
The wingspan of this piece is 10cm; she is made in layers of silk, organza and Liberty of London prints, including the iconic ‘Mitzi’.
Each part of the wing is embroidered with free motion stitching; parts of the pattern are cut away to reveal what’s underneath, creating depth and shade.
Her body is needle-felted from pure wool and she has antennae of hemp string. I add, by hand, tiny beads and micro sequins to catch the light.
The Green Hairstreak comes nestled in her very own specimen box.
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