I'm taking an on-line embroidery class ---hoping to figure out how to make lampshades out of my epoxied prints. Thread in cloth is easier than thong in epoxy eh?
But I've discovered I like embroidery in it's own right. I'm making dimensional flowers, as well as the flying variety we call butterflies.
Here's my piece I call La Printemps (the dratted French insist spring is male... I don't buy it, so mine is La Printemps instead of Le Printemps which is 'correct'.
It flows from my host plants and butterfly series because the butterfly is a Mourning Cloak. The tree is our magnolia. Mourning Cloaks winter over as adults here in Minnesota and come out of hibernation about the time the magnolia blooms, I cheated a bit and included the forsythia who blooms a bit earlier. Here's some detail: