Monday, August 15, 2011

what to do with a butterfly

I created this Irish Crochet butterfly during one of my enforced periods of resting. 
Irish Crochet butterfly

This is created by crocheting over a number of strands of cotton to create the padded appearance.  This was quite a challenging piece of work for many reasons.  The tiny gauge thread, working over multiple strands to create the padding and also the pattern was vintage.  The phraseology and ordering of instructions in vintage patterns can take great patients to work through.

Irish Crochet butterfly

Having battled my way through the pattern and the pain of stabbed fingers from the tiny hook I needed to use I finished the butterfly.  I think it looks quite pretty.

The final challenge is what to do with it.  I had considered;

1. Make a brooch
2. Thread it up for a Christmas decoration
3.  Attach it to a hair ornament

At the end of the day, I'm really not sure what to do with it - but it seems a shame to have put all the effort in and just leave it there.

1 comment:

  1. It's beautiful! I go crazy crocheting with thread, so I just don't do it anymore!

    I think it would be gorgeous as a brooch, or do something with it to display it in your home. Maybe behind glass in a small display frame? It's too beautiful to put away!