It goes like this.
Years ago Trudy shouted enthusiastically, while looking at my sample pieces during lunch at Lambretta's; "Everybody loves boucle!" So I bought fine boucle yearns, and wove with them, but none of the galleries wanted them, so I put them in exhibitions, but nobody bought them. So they sat on my stash room floor for several years. I might have sold some, or thrown them in charity bins, because I have one big one and one small one left. But the moths loved the big one; it has three holes in it now.
Being the "artist" that I am, I thought to embellish the large piece based on the idea that only moths loved this one. So I Googled moths, but the larvae, who are the real culprits, gave me the heebie jeebies and the Googling ended in 20 seconds.
I was thinking of what moths/larvae like to eat, (wool!!!), what they congregate around, (not flowers; light bulbs??), and, ahem, the sex life of moths which produces larvae. Yuck, yuck, yuck; the life of an "artist"? I wanted to call the piece "Eat Me!", but Kath thought that's in such poor taste, even for me, so I'm thinking "Eat My Shawl!" I was hoping to embellish it at home using Japanese material, except I still don't know what motif I'm going to use. The End.
PS: In all my life I've read perhaps a dozen or two National Geographic articles, all on ancient civilizations, but I do remember pictures, and the most memorable series was the moths in May 2002 issue. They look heaps better than larvae, but will they look like butterflies when embroidered/beaded/felted on to the shawl? That's overly simplistic, anyway. This requires more artist-ly thinking. The pics still make my skin itch, though...