I was looking at the butterfly wings again and realized that they don't match. My eyesight has been terrible lately and only after resting today could I get a good look at the wings. Definitely not good enough for the Herb Robert stumpwork. In fact I am thinking of buying some silk sewing thread for the stumpwork floral and make the butterfly from a picture of a real butterfly. Of course the historical stumpwork pieces were lacking in realism. Butterflies the same size as animals and such. But I would like to make at least one realistic butterfly or moth.
Today I have been looking at the book "Stumpwork and Goldwork Embroidery". I think it is the loveliest of Jane Nicholas's books. The projects are highly stylised so I probably won't do any of the projects but I do love looking at them.
Last night I set up the bobbin lace pillow so I could work on it today. Trying to learn the whole throw and half throw today. The half throw was a bit hard to learn but I did.
Half Throw, Cloth Stitch and Whole Throw samples.
Tonight I am setting up the pillow with the first lace edging. So tomorrow I will try to make a 12 inch piece of lace. Now it is time to rest my eyes again.