Thursday, 31 December 2015

Samples 2015: Week 51, Christmas Cactus

Pink felt and loose wool fibres embellished onto black felt. Hand embroidery – stem stitch, straight stitch and French knots using stranded cotton. About 5.5cm.

Source picture
From this article in the Saturday Guardian 19/12/15:
“Cactuses are for life, not just for Christmas. The cactus is not the pinnacle of environmental friendliness, but at least it will flower again for the next festive season.”

Christmas cactuses are very easy to please.’ Photograph: Getty Images
Sample design
Cropped section to include stamens and the dramatic contrast of bright pink petals against black.


Emma said...

Wonderful interpretation, delicious colors. Loved those lips, too, see you do get out of your comfort zone ;)

Beverley said...

Love this - how about a series, say 3 in a frame.