Butterfly and Moth

Model:

  • Fabric = 28 count Cashel in Lily Pad by Picture This

  • Pattern size = 6” x 15” (14 ct.)

  • Stitch count = 88 x 205

  • Stitched 2 over 2


Threads:

  • All DMC

  • Kreinik blending filaments

  • Petite Treasure Braid

About the design:

This design is from the 'dragonfly' series. The 'dragonfly' in this case has wings patterned after a tropical clear wing butterfly of the species Greta oto. These butterflies are found in Central America where they feed on an pollinate common lantana flowers. Their purple and red striped caterpillars feed on tropical nightshade plants and accumulate the plant toxins, which protect them from predators.

The ‘dragonfly’ is sitting on a Phalaeonopsis orchid, which are the most common and easiest tropical orchids to grow at home (I have 3 myself). These plants are originally from SE Asia and Australia. They are generally called ‘moth orchids’ because the petals of the flowers resemble moths, hence the name of this design. I chose blue for the flower color because I thought it would work well with the fabric, though orchids don't come in blue.

Released in 2010