Apatura iris, or the Purple Emperor, was first described by the great Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus in 1758. The Latin name of the butterfly is linked to Irida, the Greek goddess of rainbow. Apatura iris European and Asian forests. The wingspan is 60-80 mm.The pattern is suitable for brick stitch or peyote stitch.
I wove the butterfly using peyote stitch. And the thread way is shown for peyote stitch.
You’ll need some fishing line with diameter 0,15 mm, a beading needle size 11-15 and 14 colours of seed beads size 11 or size 10.
2 toho beads palettes are offered: for opaque beads and for metal-lined ones.
The pattern includes a photo of the finished moth and 3 graphs showing the way of weaving the butterfly including hw to fasten the thread.
This butterfly pattern is a part of the collection "24 butterflies and moths of the world"
3.4 X 3.4 cm