Cairns Birdwing Butterfly cross stitch was inspired by a Faunaverse photograph of the Cairns Birdwing (male). The Birdwing is the largest Australian butterfly — but one of the hardest to photograph.
These gorgeous insects live in Australia’s northern rainforest areas and bring the most brilliant shades of green, gold, black and red to northern Aussie gardens. Now this stunning butterfly is yours to cross stitch, thanks to Alex Dudley from Faunaverse Wildlife (photographer).
You’ll adore the colour palette — DMC dark lemon, coral red, black and parrot green — and the design will look fantastic on a light Aida background (cream, natural, or unbleached). It’s important to note that this pattern doesn’t really work on a dark background, please check the gallery images for background suggestions.
Faunaverse Wildlife is series of books created by field zoologist Alex Dudley and his wife Jane. Together Alex and Jane explore Australia’s wild places — photographing vulnerable species, writing cool poems, and educating the wider community on wildlife conservation and better landcare practices.
Alex is also a working zoologist and fauna survey consultant to Australian government departments, while Jane is a musician and writer. Check out more Faunaverse charts exclusive to Cross Stitch Patterns Online.
SUPPORT AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE PROTECTION: Alex and Jane Dudley of Faunaverse Wildlife have dedicated their lives to conservation, land restoration, and the protection of Australia’s vulnerable species. 50% of the purchase price of this chart goes directly to Faunaverse to help them continue their important work.
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