“Flower Garden” (2013)

flower garden blog” Flower Garden” (2013)

dimensions : 16 inches by 20 inches

media: silk hand dyed with hand-crafted natural dyes, embellished with cotton, bamboo and silk thread, and accented with glass beads

flower garden detail


“Flower Garden” is a fun piece, a little folk-artsy, a little child-like, and a whole lot of beads. The red beads in the border total just under 2800 beads alone….I didn’t work out how many beads the whole piece contains, I’m not quite that insane. Unfortunately the little pictures in the blog don’t really show the texture, the shimmer, and the detail the piece contains; it is a piece that really needs to be seen (and touched) in person.

2 thoughts on ““Flower Garden” (2013)

  1. Robyn says:

    Beautiful! I’m assuming you hand-stitched all those beads?? How long did this take you? I can just imagine the light dancing across this piece–thanks for sharing.

    • Deb says:

      The beads are stitched on 3-4 at a time by hand. I did a lot of the stitching while we were driving out to the coast, so 16 hours out and 16 hours back and then a full week after that…..a lot of hours.

      I am currently working on another silk and bead piece where the sun is beaded. I love the patterns and texture beading allows for.

      Thanks for looking at the piece.

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