Botanical embroidery project: chamelaucium
The second botanical embroidery project has been completed. This time I decided to embroider some wax flowers. Since purchasing a few branches a couple of months ago, I've been haunted by this flower that I've never heard off before.
As I said on instagram, this plant might be one of my favourites. I'm a sucker for tiny flowers like gypsophila and heather. I buy them, or get them in the woods, keep them in vases for a while and then press them. But I haven't got the chance to get a neat result with chemelaucium yet. I've only been able to preserve this flower in photograph and in memory, so I thought that I should give a try to embroidery, and capture its subtiles shades of pink with thread.
With the #botanicalembroideryproject, I'm trying to use colorful threads, a needle and some fabric to recreate a plant or a flower that I associate with a specific place or moment in my life. In a few years, I hope to have a wall filled with different botanical memories from places that I've visited & beautiful moments of my everyday life.