to research leaves.
is all part of it. Isn’t it the cutest thing.
I must have looked at 100 period leaves or more but I couldn’t find the leaf I wanted to make until I saw this:
1. Wire or no wire?
2. How to do the central vein construction – surface or integral?
3. How to do convincing symmetrical colour changing to signify a leaf’s bilateral structure and which stitch would be best suited to this?
So here’s how I did it:
And finally, here is the little prototype leaf:
I think this leaf opens a lot of possibilities for uses with corsages & appliquéd modern items…yum yum
*I would like to give special thanks to Elmsley Rose, as without her assistance I would not have been able to arrive at my personal conclusions.
Update:There has been a major development on The Bag front !!!