Detail from Large Poppy

Merino wool, hand dyed mulberry silk, hand dyed silk threads, ceramic beads. Techniques include ..wet felted..with multiple resists, embroidery, beading


My artwork is based on a giant poppy flower. The poppy is wet felted with multiple resists to  represent the petals,  using red dyed merino wool and hand dyed mulberry silk tops to give variation of tone. The centre is embroidered with  a silk thread which has been space dyed to represent the pollen and black beads have been sewn on to give further variation and to represent the black patterns on the live poppy.