I’m sorry for yet another short absence. Between working on Christmas gifts and getting over a nasty cold, I didn’t have much to share late week. I’ve been working hard on getting projects done, but I can’t share a lot right now. But, I can share this:
This is Canvas Trillium, designed by Diane Scott and taught as a class at this fall’s Creativ Festival. It it stitched with Watercolours, DMC, and Kreinik braids and ribbon, and is just beautiful in person. I really love how the stitches catch the light to give the petals their dimension and texture.
Unfortunately, I ran out of the Kreinik ribbon for the background stitches (meant to bring to mind the dirt that the trillium grows in). I have some on order, but it will be a little while before I get it and can finish this piece.
Just a little bit about the trillium: The white trillium is the official flower of Ontario, the Canadian province where I live. Many, many government agencies use trillium in their name, which can be a bit confusing. 😉 The trillium grows throughout North America and Asia, and is most often found in woods and forests. It is commonly believe here that it is illegal to pick a trillium because it is our provincial flower, but in actuality it is only illegal to pick them in provincial and federal parks or to pick a very rare species of trillium, not the white trillium.