An experiment in reconstruction. I wove and stitched fabric strips together. Then cut them apart. Then reassembled them in the vague shape of a butterfly. Then pinned and restitched.
A challenge to stitch because there were no real lines to follow and the back sides were irregular. I couldn’t count on my fingers’ feedback from the back as I usually do because of the cobbled nature of the fabric.
After stitching together, I folded the butterfly in half and trimmed the edges into more or less symmetry. If “symmetrize” is not a word, it should be.
Next steps: add the parts of the butterfly’s body. Then whipstitch the edge all the way around to help the figure stand out from the background.
I really felt emotional support from this animal of cloth. I kept it in my mind all day.