Butterfly Trail - Rhodes Butterfly Masterclass
NEEDLEWORK PATTERN READY TO DOWNLOAD, DESIGNED BY Faby Reilly Designs
Here is a charming cross stitch motif with butterflies. It does however include a little bonus - an interesting specialty stitch - the Rhodes butterfly. You will be able to practice this stitch guided by Faby Reilly's excellent tutorials.
The regular Rhodes stitch is a circular or square motif, with longstitches overlapping in a certain order, and intersecting in their center, much like the spokes of a bicycle. You may be familiar with the Rhodes Heart stitch, a variation of the stitch in the shape of a heart. This time the Rhodes sttch is shaped into a butterfly.
Once you have mastered the stitch, you will surely enjoy reproducing it and even adding it to some other patterns. it will work wonders to liven up the background of a baby motif, repeated at regular intervals in say pink or blue. Or it could be added as a multicolored flight of butterflies in the backgound of a natural scenery.
The needlework chart includes 3 types of butterflies, hence its title.
- tiny Rhodes stitch butterflies
- medium-sized high gloss gold butterflies worked in backstitch
- large butterflies worked in cross stitch, with ever so discreet golden touches on body and wings.
A tutorial is included with the chart for all specialty stitches.
A cross stitch pattern by Faby Reilly Designs.
>> see all Specialy Stitch Masterclass patterns and guides by Faby Reilly Designs
Chart info & Needlework supplies for the pattern:
Chart size in stitches: 40 x 90 (wide x high)
Needlework fabric: 28ct Cashel, 562 ice blue
>> View size in my choice of fabric (fabric calculator)
Stitches: cross stitch, backstitch, French knot or Colonial knot, running stitch, Rhodes' butterfly stitch
Chart: Two step color chart : with cross stitch only + with all stitches
Threads: DMC, DMC color variations, Rainbow Gallery High Gloss Gold (PH03)
Number of colors: 8
Other Supplies: French knot or Colonial knot, running stitch, Rhodes' butterfly stitch
Themes: Rhode's butterfly stitch masterclass tutorial, Rhodes stitch variation in the shape of a butterfly
>> see all patterns with butterflies (all designers)
All patterns on Creative Poppy's website are printable and available for instant download.