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Butterfly Patch
Embroidered by Fort Lonesome
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One of Carson's butterfly designs has been turned into a piece of exquisite wearable art. 

This large, six color chainstitch embroidered patch was made by hand using vintage equipment by Kathie Sever of Fort Lonesome in Texas. 

Each one of the only five patches made has slight variations. 

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Carson Ellis is the award-winning author-illustrator of the picture books Home and Du Iz Tak?, the latter of which garnered a 2017 Caldecott Honor and E.B. White Read-Aloud Award.

She has illustrated many other books, including bestsellers The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart, The Composer Is Dead by Lemony Snicket, and The Wildwood Chronicles by Colin Meloy (who happens to be her husband).

Carson was awarded silver medals from the Society of Illustrators for her work on Wildwood Imperium and on Dillweed’s Revenge by Florence Parry Heide.

Her work has also appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Poetry Magazine, among others, and she’s the ill​ustrator-in-residence for Colin’s band, The Decemberists.

Carson lives on a farm in Oregon with Colin, their two sons, one cat, two llamas, two goats, one sheep, ten chickens, a family of barn owls and an unfathomable multitude of tree frogs.

Carson Ellis previously illustrated The Composer Is Dead by Lemony Snicket and Dillweed's Revenge by Florence Parry Heide. She also collaborated with her husband, Colin Meloy, on the best-selling Wildwood series and wrote and illustrated the book HomeCarson Ellis lives with her family outside Portland, Oregon.