Butterfly Stitches -Hand embroidery & wool appliqué designs


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Hand embroidery & wool appliqué designs by Catherine Redford

Beautify with butterflies! Appliqué and embroidery designs for nature lovers with international teacher Catherine Redford. Customise designs for 36 unique looks to add to your next sampler quilt, pillow, or small project.

About Catherine Redford

Catherine Redford is an award-winning fiber artist who still loves to learn and pass that knowledge on as she teaches quilting and embroidery around the United States and beyond. She has been married to Steve for very close to 40 years. They have four children who are all married and producing the most wonderful grandchildren. She lives in Illinois, USA.


A group of butterflies is called a kaleidoscope. And thats exactly what Butterfly Stitches gives you: a collection of twelve designs of winged creatures. Each design is worked two ways. The first option uses a range of surface stitches on fabric. The second builds up the design in layers of wool appliqué, finished with stitch and bead embellishment. The effects are startlingly different; you dont instantly recognise them as being based on the same design. This encourages you to give things your own twist which ultimately is what Catherine wants.

In line with her folk-art influences, Catherines designs start with chain stitch. So its no surprise, this is the stitch with deeper instruction on its formation and multiple variations. Thereafter, there is a degree of assumed knowledge. The book doesnt lack anything because of this. To the contrary, it means the focus is firmly on creating the butterflies. In fact, its a fun and colourful combination of entomology and embroidery!

  • Size: 216×280 mm
  • Pages: 72

Additional information

Weight .250 kg
Dimensions 30 × 20 × 2 cm