This is a 3D cushion made on a resist using merino wool for the base and decorated with merino, margolin silk and soya fibre pre-felts

My design was originally inspired by the centre of a full-blown rose as seen from above. However, without prompting, a friend who saw it was reminded of the sloughed skin of snakes in its textures and forms. 

Either way, it is inspired by the patterns in nature.