Just before Christmas I came across a needle felting project in The Butterfly Conservation magazine. I could buy the kit and join an online class to be shown how to make a Jersey Tiger moth and support The Butterfly Conservation all at the same time.
How could I say no!
However, if you've been paying attention you'd notice the post is titled butterfly not moth! When my kit arrived if was for a Chequered Skipper butterfly rather than the moth I'd been expecting.
It's all sorted now and I have a moth kit to make soon, but on the day of the workshop all I had was the butterfly kit, so that's what I made. They are very similar to make, but just a different shape to work to and reference photos to look at.
As it's a flat pattern you are less likely to stab yourself as you work, which I enjoyed! And you can spend as long as you like on the patterning of your butterfly/moth to get it as realistic as you want.
I'm aware that one wing is slightly bigger than the other, but otherwise for a first attempt I'm quite pleased. I'm wondering if I can convince 'im outdoors to make me a small box frame to sit him in?