African butterfly Common Blue Charaxes (Charaxes tiridates) inhabits lowland evergreen forests and dense savanna. The wingspan of the butterfly is about 8-10 cm.
Charaxes tiridates was first described in 1777 by Pieter Cramer, a wealthy Dutch merchant in linen and Spanish wool, remembered as an entomologist. (Though Pieter Cramer died in 1776, the 33-issued book of his natural history collection went on being published till 1782).
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 13 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 butterfly and 3 graphs showing the way of weaving the butterfly including how to fasten the thread.
This butterfly pattern is a part of the collection "24 butterflies and moths of the world".
3.5 X 3.5 cm