Artist's description:

This was produced from a photograph I took of an artichoke flower on a neighbour's allotment. I love the architectural quality of these plants, they're so striking. I'd been looking at the photo on and off for a couple of years and in summer 2014, I finally decided to tackle it! It was a very detailed piece to work on and involved a lot boiling out of the wax and reapplying then adding more colour. Really like this piece.

This has been posted under the 'painting' category only because there is not one for textile art. It is faux batik; hand painted using dyes and wax resist. In all it took me about 30 hours to make, 20 of those were spent hand stitching.

I am currently raising money for Mind, a UK based mental health charity. I am hoping to raise £800 and will be doing the Mind Hike in June 2018; a 24 hour walk around Cornwall to raise awareness. All profits from the sale of all my batiks will be donated to this, so please #makemeanoffer and know that you will be supporting a great cause!

Materials used:

Indonesian Cotton, Procion Dyes, Embroidery Thread

Artichoke Thistle (2013)


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This artwork is sold by Jane Sharp from United Kingdom

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