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Interesting Goldwork Voided Butterfly by Jane Zimmerman


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If you like goldwork embroidery and you like butterflies, this project might be just up your alley!

Jane Zimmerman has a really beautiful goldwork project featured on her “what’s new” page: a goldwork butterfly, only the butterfly is voided, and the goldwork surrounds it.

Goldwork Butterfly by Jane Zimmerman

Jane describes the technique used to create this piece and offers an instructional booklet for it, too, if you want to check it out.

I love the circular patterns in the passing thread – really stunning!

From what I understand, this is a “limited offering,” so the instructional booklet won’t be available for long.

It’s fun to squiz through Jane’s website – there are some really beautiful projects on there, and lots of fun pictures to look at! If you have a chance, give her a visit!


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  1. Mary, there is a very similar butterfly in a dover press book on Japanese motifs. I used the same butterfly on my phase 4 goldwork piece which I had made into an evening bag. You don’t have to post this, but the dover books are great. Anneg

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