Hand dyed cottons and silks, commercial stripe, fused, hand embroidered, machine quilted. 10.5"x 11.625"
Working in a smaller scale means making difference choices. It's easy to overload the composition, so I must keep an eye out for 'toomuch-itis'.
A reader asked how I finish the edges of my elements. And I don't. Imagine how different this would look if the tiny bits were stitched down with a zigzag stitch. Not good, in my humble opinion. Instead, I stitch next to the shapes and that tends to sink that adjacent edge just enough to keep it stable. Since everything is fused, it won't ravel anyway. With the commercial stripe, I used the hand dyed fabric to cover those edges, both top and bottom, since it does sometimes want to come unfused. The one piece of silk I used is charmeuse, and it it is the orange leaf.