30. Apr, 2020

The Original project for the Honey Locust pods

For a while now I have been stitching on leaves and things and I want to make fabric "portholes for these to be displayed in and joined together. This was my original reason for collecting the honey locust pods and here they are complete. They are stitched in red with an overlay of black organza on black felt and then back stitched around in red. The organza that wasnt covering the pods was then trimmed away. The branches are stitched over in lime green button hole stitch. This is probably the largest of the peces I have done. I am quite amazed at how the leaves have dried and held together as some of them - the big magnolia leaves were stitched over a year ago