Crimson Rose

Model:

  • Fabric = 28 count Cashel, above in Arctic and below in Twilight by Picture This

  • Pattern size = 11“ x 9“ (14 ct.)

  • Stitch count = 157 x 128

  • Stitched 2 over 2

Threads:

  • All DMC

About the design:

This butterfly is called a Crimson Rose (Pachliopta hector) and is perched on a hibiscus flower, one of the plants from which it gets nectar to eat. The butterfly is common in the tropical portions of India and Sri Lanka. They live in both open and jungle habitats. The caterpillars feed on toxin-rich plants making the butterflies poisonous. The bright red coloration has evolved as a warning to keep predators away. The top design in this pattern with the black butterfly is the natural coloration of both butterfly and a strain of hibiscus. The lower design is a sort of reverse color version, which is pretty but not representative of real life.

Released in 2016