My Petal for the 2nd Midsomer Arts Festival.
The 2nd Midsomer Arts Festival – I couldn’t decide whether to paint or use textiles to embellish my wooden petal. In the end I opted to do a bit of both, combining textiles with both fabric and acrylic paint.
Inspired by the theme of flowers, I dug out an old photograph of foxgloves. I cut out shapes roughly based on my initial sketch.
Layering up translucent organza
Using free style embroidery, I attached the layers of organza to represent the bell shape flowers of Foxgloves.
Using Merino wool I added even more detail to the petal with needle felting. Both fabric and acrylic paint were used to accentuate even more detail. The image started to gain a lot more depth.
Contrast of colour/fabric/stitch.
Further embellishing using embroidered French Knots, I added detail to the Foxgloves. This gave some contrast to the soft palette of pastel colours.