Have you heard about this? I came across it accidentally, I haven’t seen it promoted in any of my embroidery places. Maybe I just haven’t been paying attention and I’m the last to know, that wouldn’t surprise me at the moment.
Plantlife, the charity for wild plants, is creating a “giant Bayeux Tapestry of Britain’s plants”:
Britain has a long lasting love affair with wildflowers, our native plants and flowers are scattered through out literature, history, art, folklore and fashion.
Plantlife’s unique project celebrates this heritage and will see us bring together the stories of Britain’s wildflowers in the form of a giant patchwork exhibition called the “Patchwork Meadow”.
They’re inviting submissions of 15cm fabric squares - sewn, woven, painted, printed, felted, beaded, or made of lace. The deadline is 31 March 2013.
The design can be a realistic depiction, a landscape or cultural setting, or an abstract design based on all or part of the plant. Plants can be flowers, grasses, trees, fungi, mosses, algae, and should currently grow wild in the UK countryside.
The completed piece will be shown in a series of exhibitions around the UK.
Full details of the project and how to take part are here.
Might make a nice little fun project for the winter? Though I could easily spend three months just trying to decide on my plant… and then which technique… Great for groups and schools too, pass it on!