Lesley Teare has been busy turning these brilliant butterfliesinto a must-stitch cross stitch pattern, flitting among wild grasses and flowers, in a realistic design that perfectly captures the feel of a country meadow in late summer. This beautiful project is packed with gorgeous details - making it great for a challenge, as it will give experienced stitchers the perfect chance to have fun and try out some new techniques! Lesley's used whole stitches, backstitch and French knots, to create the realistic details of her butterflies wings. This pretty project would look lovely in a bedroom or hallway, and would make a wonderful gift for a nature-lover. Plus we've also got a smaller butterfly design for those of you in a rush, and a row of blue and orange butterflies that would look gorgeous stitched on to an aida band to decorate a jar or pot.