Linen cushions embroidered with insects that are considered endangered.
Filled with alpaca wool.
Wonderfully soft and beautifully rendered embroidery in silk. Amazing!
Richmond Birdwing Butterflies used to be abundant between Grafton and the Sunshine Coast. There are records of great clouds of them in Brisbane in the 1930s. Due to the loss of their food source, the Richmond Birdwing vine, they are now vulnerable. These are the smallest of the birdwings and the largest butterfly native to the region. Conservation efforts involve captive breeding and replanting their food source.
The Hawkmoth is endangered as its habitat is under threat.
The Madagascan Comet Moth from Malaysia is one of the largest moths in the world and is endangered due to loss of habitat. Embroidered at actual size.
The Atlas Moth from Indonesia is one of the largest moths in the world and is endangered due to loss of habitat. Embroidered at actual size.