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I spent the last two weeks stitching every evening on this little piece. It's just 5" x 7". I didn't count while I stitched but there must be thousands of stitches. I started off by drawing a clump of pitcher plants on white fabric and painting it with caran d'ache pencils. Then I fused it to a brownish patterned batik and handstitched - first the plant - then every space around it. Sometimes I don't know why I do this but once I start I just keep on stitching. I just enjoy the process. I used a combination of floss, silk ribbon, and heavy silk threads.
|Hand stitched pitcher plant|
|Here's a close up view|
We had some serious rain here last week and my lilacs really started to droop over my patio.
|Covering my tiny patio with blooms|
|A bit waterlogged but still beautiful!|
PS - Found it! Here is the inspiration for my stitched pitcher plant. Great foliage surrounding it!
|Pitcher Plant - See how they start to turn grey as they age:)|