2. Jul, 2018

The Stitched Gingkos

You saw the beginning of this in an earlier blog. But now it is complete. I have found that leaves dry out very quickly in our lounge area which is kept warm through the winter and the leaves become very brittle so I have painted over the leaf area with gell medium to stabilise it. The tips were needle felted earlier and then I did a blanket stitch around the edge, again for stabilisation. It is on black felt. I recently downloads a video archive form Design Matters TV in which they use portholes in fabric as a mounting option and I am thinking of including this with some other stitched leaves in a range of different portholes as a wall hanging. This piece would be the focal and the other pieces would be smaller but still on the circle in a square design principle.