In summer 2014 there seemed to be poppies everywhere! They were those big, juicy poppies that appeared to have seeded themselves from some far flung field in Afghanistan. I took some pictures of a particularly lovely specimen outside my back door and produced this detailed batik. Given that 2014 was the 100th anniversary of the start of World War 1 it seemed a very apt image. Over all this took me about 25 hours to make; 20 of those were spent hand-stitching.
This has been posted under the 'painting' section only because there isn't a category for textile art. This piece is faux batik and was hand painted using dyes and wax resist.
Indonesian Cotton, Procion Dyes, Embroidery Thread