Made by Marion

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Off The Cuff

This, and the previous picture are two of my favourites. Boutonniere started off with lots of beads in the centre but every time I passed it on the wall, another bead came off until only a few were left to represent the whole.

I like the background stitching on this one. Hope you can see it. It reminds me of the outback channel country in Queensland where there are lots of gullies and ravines left after the rare rains.
The 'flower' is made from wool strips dyed various reds and some bits have Made in Australia on them but they are hard to see. The whole thing is remeniscent of a bottlebrush flower but it is not at all realistic. However it is very Australian.
The title was suggested by a friend, Glenys Mann, who has been one of my mentors. There is an actual cuff from a wool dress, but that is another story.


At 4:30 am, Blogger margaret said...

What a great way to use selvedges! And you're developing a nice series with these flowers - are they all much the same size?


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