Hand stitched batik on Indonesian cotton.
I have a Japanese Anemone in my back garden and in Autumn the leaves decay and change colour, producing wonderful hues and textures. I took a photograph of 3 of the leaves last year and just felt that they lent themselves so well to batik.
The process involved was quite complex; I had to boil out the wax and reapply it in different areas twice during the making of this piece to ensure the detail was captured and that the colours were just right. It can be a slightly scary time, worrying that the next layer of dye could just be the one that ruins the whole thing, but that's what make the process so interesting for me!
Indonesian Cotton, Procion Dyes, Embroidery Thread