22. Apr, 2018

A Close up of the Silk Cocoon Flowers

I cut the silk cocoon square and blanket stitched around the base adding a little bead every second stitch. The thread I used was some varigated embroidery floss that I had hand dyed. I though of dying the cocoons too but thought the white flowers seemed to go better with the leaf structure. I then made stamens from a mix of green bugle beads and more of the beads I had used around the cocoons. These are fun to make and quite quick to complete and can be added to a range of textile art for embellishment