I haven’t been posting but I have been embroidering! My Number One Fan (Grandma) is making dire threats about what will happen if I don’t start posting, so the blog is back. I have pre-written one post a week for the next two months so I have a head start. See, Grandma, I have lots of photos! I’m writing away! I swear!
OK, so this design had four leaves at various stages in their life cycle. You can see in Wikipedia that as the plant dries, the skin of the “lantern” dries out and you can see the inner seed through the lace of the outer skin. The plant slowly changes from green to reds and oranges.
The veins on the outside are couched silk, and the lace of the dried plant-skin is couched metal.
Finally, here are all four of the finished leaves! Next week: I got it framed and started a new project!!!