1. Jun, 2018

Stitch meditation with leaves

This is the design stage. The Autumn leaves are so glorious this year and I was inspired by a post in Creative Strength Training so I have gathered leaves to make a stitched floral mandala using organza and leaves from my garden. Here I am trying out shapes and colours for one segment. The orange cherry leaves, the ginkgo and the hydrangea are all hand stitched in a organza sandwich. The red maple and green abutilon leaves are yet to be stitched here. I anticipate there will be about 8 cherry leaves in the finished design so each night I am using some time to relax and stitch another couple of leaves as I work toward the final composition