Coleus Up Close

8 May 2013
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I was inspired by the different colors and textures in the coleus leaves to experiement with different fabrics.  The leaves are each made individually - stitched and turned - and then I fused additional fabric on some before thread sketching the veins by machine.  I stitched each leaf to the background, scrunching them up a little to give them realistic shapes. This piece measures 29" x 23" and was a lot of fun to make!  Fabrics include cottons, batiks, velvet, taffeta, suede cloth, and satin.  The salvia is hand stitched yarn.

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Karen Hvid wrote
on 24 May 2013 6:13 AM

Congratulations! Well Done!

edyth wrote
on 5 Jun 2013 12:12 AM

Beautiful, so realistic.