6. Jan, 2021

Magnolia Stitched with fine crotchet

I was disappointed that some of my previously stitched leaves had got damaged by not putting them away carefully before I attached them to a felt background so I have redone this one with tiny seed beads around the inner edge of the crotchet and larger beads down the midrib. I will need to get on and attach these to felt and mounted as an insert with a pine needle surround. Eco art is largely about a time factor rather than expensive cost but the end result does need more careful handling. This leaf will gradually go brown but I have stitched it on net on the reverse this time to help give it a bit more substance once completely dried. Someone sat on the original one and they don't like that at all - surpisingly!!!