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.
'Poppy' is currently on display at Forest and Folk Botanicals in Great Linford, Milton Keynes.
Indonesian Cotton, Procion Dyes, Embroidery Thread