Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Samples 2015: Week 45, Poppy seed heads

Layered fabrics (felt, hand dyed cottons) free machine stitched with circles then cut back to reveal the mauve layer. Circles of handmade paper then hand stitched on. Shouldn't have used such a fraying top layer!

Source picture
From this article in the Saturday Guardian 07/10/15:
“Alys Fowler: restrain your urge to tidy the garden. Don’t clear away those tired and broken brown stems – they’re essential to the health of your patch next year.”
‘During the coming month the poppy seedheads will tumble.’ Photograph: Gap Photos
Sample design
So much potential here, so many possible techniques! But I had to choose and work fast so I used what I had to hand and lost the subtle colours. I simplified the tops too, using plain hand cut circles not frilly shapes.

1 comment:

Beverley said...

Original image is lovely, and love your interpretation. Perhaps you should pursue other ideas you've had.... hand stitching on dissolvable?