Deaconess Butterfly 1916 - Carolyn Groves

Deaconess Butterfly 1916 - Carolyn Groves
Deaconess Butterfly 1916 Re-Written by Carolyn Groves

Carolyn Groves sample of Deaconess butterfly from 1916

R = ring, CH = chain, p or - = picot, rw = reverse work, clr = close, + = join.
Using ball thread and shuttle or needle or two shuttles, begin at head, work right side then left side.

(Head) R 7 -- (slighter longer picots for the antennae) 4 -- (slighter longer picots for the antennae) 7, clr, rw.

(Body) CH 5 - 5, clr rw.

(Tail) R 4 - 5 - 5 - 4, clr, rw.

Carolyn Groves sample of Deaconess butterfly from 1916 order of work

(Upper Wing inside) CH 5 + (join to p on body) 5 - 5 - 5, clr, rw.
R 10 - 4 - 4 - 10, clr, rw.
CH 5 - 5 - 5 + 5 - 3 + 2 - 5, clr. (first join to p on ring, next join to next p on ring, join to top of tail ring.

(Lower Wing inside) CH 5 + 5 - 5, clr rw (join to last p of prev c).
R 7 - 3 - 10, clr, rw.
CH 5 - 5 - 3 + 3, clr rw (join to p on ring). Join to first picot on tail ring.

(Outside of wings) CH 3 - 2 - 1 + 2 - 3 - 1 + 2 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 1 + 2 - 3, clr. (9 freestanding picots)

Joins are done on picots of chain of lower wing. Join to picot between wings.
CH 3 + + 2 - 3 - 3 - 1 + 2 - 3 - 1 + 2 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 1 + 2 - 3 - 1 + 2 - 3.
First join is a double (last picot of previous chain and first p on upper wing) all other joins are on picots of upper wing chain. Join to bottom of head.

CH 5 - 5, clr. Join to top of tail ring.

Work upper wing, lower wing and outside wings again for left side of butterfly.

Carolyn Groves sample of Deaconess butterfly from 1916 order of work, larger thread

Larger thread was used for the red one which makes it better for a brooch or a tree ornament.

Carolyn Groves sample of Deaconess butterfly from 1916 order of work, regularthread
These yellow and blue samples are shown with and without beads. Perfect when tatted in size 80 thread for earrings!

Carolyn Groves sample of Deaconess butterfly from 1916 order of work, regular thread




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