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Embroidered Brooches Look Like Real Butterflies Perched on Your Jacket

Butterfly Embroidery by Georgie Emery

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If you’ve ever been lucky enough to have a butterfly land on you, you probably enjoyed a brief close-up look at its beautiful colors and patterns. Catching a glimpse of these delicate insects is no easy feat, but British artist Georgie Emery creates a textile alternative to the real thing that you can look at for as long as you like. She hand-makes detailed embroidered butterfly brooches that you can wear on your favorite jacket—or simply hold in the palm of your hand.

Emery based her embroidery designs on a butterfly species called Vanessa cardui (also known as painted lady). Featuring patterned specks of brown, orange, red, black, and white, Emery captures the winged insects’ distinct markings in thread. The talented textile artist even makes each brooch according to the actual size of its butterfly counterpart, so they look even more real perched on your jacket lapel.

In addition to her brooches, Emery also creates butterfly embroidery designs that are framed within wooden embroidery hoops. From a vibrant buckeye to a speckled blue butterfly, each stitched design captures the intricate beauty of these stunning insects.

Scroll down to see more of Emery’s butterfly embroidery designs, and to add some to your own collection, check out her online shop on Etsy. You can even buy her designs as PDFs, so you can stitch them yourself at home.

British artist Georgie Emery creates embroidered butterfly brooches that you can wear on your favorite jacket, or hold in the palm of your hand.

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Each piece beautiful captures the winged insects' distinct markings in thread.

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She also creates designs framed inside embroidery hoops.

Butterfly Embroidery by Georgie Emery

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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