Cotswold Daffodil - Part 2
Updated: Jan 11, 2022
This is the second part of my blog, explaining the thoughts and processes used during the completion of Cotswold Daffodil. (Visit https://www.suebatemantextiles.com/blog/cotswold-daffodils-part-1 to read Part 1).
The daffodil leaves were applied using the same method as with Cotswold Snowdrops (https://www.suebatemantextiles.com/blog/cotswold-snowdrops-part-1) using appliqued dyed silk.
A mixture of different fibres including hemp and jute were free-machined to the base before applying the dandelion leaves to try and show the texture of the underlying folliage.
Applying the daffodil flower was quite difficult. The centre crown was applied by free-machining hand-dyed chiffon onto the background. This was pleated as it was applied but getting the correct shape was tricky and so it had to be reshaped several times before I was happy with it.
To create a 3D effect, the top petals were made from hand-dyed quilted cotton pieces, which were then stitched over the crown.
The final piece to connect the stem with the flower was made from silk carrier waste which had been soaked in warm water for several hours to soften it. It was then pliable enough to shape and apply to the stem.
The completed artwork is now available as a limited edition Giclee print from my website (https://www.suebatemantextiles.com/product-page/limited-edition-high-resolution-gicl%C3%A9e-print-of-cotswold-daffodil)
Visit Part 1 at https://www.suebatemantextiles.com/blog/cotswold-daffodils-part-1
HIGH RESOLUTION LIMITED EDITION GICLEE PRINTS OF THIS ORIGINAL ARTWORK ARE NOW FOR SALE FROM MY ETSY SHOP:
They are also available from the Big Cartel at: https://suebateman.bigcartel.com/product/cotswold-daffodil-limited-edition-giclee-print
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