Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Samples 2015: Week 34, Cacti

Automatic embroidery pattern, chosen to look spiky. Plus French knots in stranded cotton. The fabric is calico over pelmet Vilene.

Source picture
From this article in the Saturday Guardian 22/08/15:
Lanzarote’s beautiful cactus garden. At the Jardín de Cactus, designed by César Manrique, over 1,100 species of cacti fill a disused quarry amid the island’s otherworldly, volcanic landscape.”
 
Jardín de Cactus, Lanzarote. Photograph: Frank Lukasseck/Corbis
Sample design
As always, my first thought is how to make it look just like the real thing! Colour, texture, everything.
Then, if I’m being good, I catch myself and consider how to make it different.
So I took a section with parts of four cacti and focused on the spiny ribs, with a ring of (dead?) flowers on one of them for contrast.

1 comment:

dorothyag.com said...

Looking good there! :-)