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 !!!

1 comment:

  1. I just wanted to say how much I love your creative, delicate work, and thank you for sharing with us your techniques.

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