This work started as a commercial piece of fabric that had a traditional print.
Painted over with textile paints, I came up with something that was close to Khaki and Sapphire.
After painting the background fabric it was densely quilted with only vertical lines.
Then the flowers and stems were stitched and painted.
The tall stems are a crushed silk which was cut, folded and stitched with silk thread and then stitched to the background.
The dragonfly was sculpted with dressmaker fabrics, funky ribbons and bridal netting.
Black was used sparingly in the dragonfly wings, outlining or the flowers and a spider web.
You may find a few more detail pictures on my blog