Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Riotous wild flowers

This was inspired by Karen's vibrant flowers, and also Rosiepink's lovely meadow scenes and their helpful ebook on Creating Felt Artwork. For me it acts as a sort of sampler, to try out some machine and hand embroidery to embellish the flowers. 
I am learning from my mistakes! I think the background should be clearer and less streaky. and another time I would not include such an expanse of empty sky. (I filled it with some silk embroidered clouds, but it's not quite right.) Also the mixture of flower colours is a bit random - all pastels, or all brights might work better. 
I might make it into the front of a cushion. 
Here is a detail:


  1. Deborah i think this is absolutely Gorgeous, i love everything about it, the colors, the stitching, your little french knots are perfect, i think the background is great and for me you dont have to much empty sky. Awesome Job :)

  2. This is quite lovely and inspiring. Very nice indeed.

  3. I think this is fun Deborah, I like the colours