Stumpwork Butterflies and Moths is the third in a
series of books by Jane Nicholas featuring insects in conjunction with flowers.
Collecting insects, and displaying them, has long been the delight of natural history enthusiasts. In the nineteenth century, collecting butterflies and moths as serried rows in specimen boxes, or as decorative patterns in framed pictures, was a popular pursuit. Faithful to the tradition of these collectors, the Moth and Butterfly Specimen Box in this book is the third in Jane’s series of stumpwork insect boxes, preceded by those in Stumpwork Dragonflies (2000) and The Stumpwork, Goldwork and Surface Embroidery Beetle Collection (2004).
Lavishly illustrated in colour, with detailed step-by-step instructions accompanied by explanatory diagrams, this book will be a valued addition to the bookshelf of anyone interested in textured and dimensional embroidery.
Part 1 Natural History of the Moth and Butterfly
Part 2 The Butterfly as Ornament
Illuminated Manuscripts and Books of Natural History
The Embroidered Butterfly
The Butterfly as a Design Source
The Butterfly in Jewellery
The Butterfly in China and Japan
Part 3 The Moth and Butterfly Specimen Box
The Butterfly Man of Kuranda
The Specimen Box
The Moth and Butterfly Specimen Box Project
Part 4 Projects
Dogwood and Green Lacewing
Lifecycle of the Swallowtail Butterfly
Bramble Garland and Emerald Moth
Rose and Grape Hyacinth
Part 5 Techniques, Equipment and Stitch Glossary