Not many butterflies in the garden just yet, though the bees are doing well. May was very cold for the entire month and it's really knocked everything back by a few weeks. We still don't have any roses out in the garden which is most unusual.
I've made my own butterfly to compensate
It's made from some hand dyed alpaca tops from John Arbon
I dyed them in one of my random rainbow colourways. The sort that look like an explosion happened on the dyeing table. I wanted to make a sample that showed a way to use that sort of fibre in a way that didn't make the yarn look like sludge, and didn't fight with the pattern.
I don't have a picture of the original braid, but it wasn't a million miles away from this one.