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Nicola conjured this ornamented moth motif after spotting a shimmering ‘Mother-of-Pearl’ moth underneath a nettle leaf in the field behind her home.  A masterclass in fine silk work embroidery with embellishments, the project features Split Stitch, Stem Stitch, Back Stitch, Satin Stitch and variations, Long and Short Shading and Bead Work.

Avonlea Moth

  • 35cm x 35cm cotton warp satin with printed moth motif (h: 28cm x w: 34cm)

    35cm x 35cm white cotton lawn

    Embroidery needles

    DMC stranded cotton

    Au Ver A Soie Soie d’Alger stranded silk

    Au Ver A Soie Un Fil metallic filament 

    Glissen Gloss Rainbow blending filament

    YLI Variagated quilting thread

    Gutermann polyester sewing thread

    Miyuki seed beads


    Benton and Johnson spangles

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