Goldwork Butterfly


Learn the beautiful embroidery technique of goldwork to create this glistening butterfly design on a background of calico fabric.

This simple design will introduce you to working with a range of gilt metal threads using the techniques of cutwork, chipping and couching, along with creating soft string padding and felt padding, all of which are essential when creating a piece of goldwork embroidery.  The gilt metal threads worked in this design include Japanese Thread, Pearl Purl and Bright Check.

This kit includes all of the threads, fabrics and needles required to complete this beautiful hand embroidery design and the clear instruction booklet with step by step photographs will guide you easily through your project.

The calico background fabric is provided with the design already transferred on for you


Materials included in the kit: calico fabric, gilt metal threads: pearl purl, bright check and japanese thread, size 9 embroidery needle, plunging needle, padding materials: felt and soft string, Gutermann machine thread and beeswax.

Difficulty level: Beginner - this kit would be suitable for those who are new to the technique or want to brush up on their skills.

Design dimensions: 6.5cm x 6cm

Additional equipment required: 8 inch ring frame and embroidery scissors to complete this kit.

Other useful equipment: Goldwork scissors may also be useful but are not essential.