Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Wild Garden Embroidery
Here I used some wonderful 3mm thickness felt that is a dream to stitch on. It took the eco dye of petals and rusty keys beautifully and already looked like a wild garden before any embroidery threads were added !
I have included some black Victorian lace c1890 and vintage wooden buttons to add some history. I attached matt black beads as a dark contrast and for depth.
Hand dyed sari silk ribbon became roots and greenery with inner seed pod French knots within the folds. I twisted the silk and frayed here and there.
I choose rich deep colour threads, purples, pinks, lavender, berry shades.
The end result is quite dark and a little mysterious, the flowers are not any particular varieties - but wilder and untamed.
Well that’s my story !!!