Sunflower Clutch

sunflower clutch 1 sunflower clutch 2 sunflower clutch 3

finally.  a completed project.
all the recent embroideries that i had been working on these recent weeks had been destined to be rounded clutch bags.  first up: sunflower + berries.

the last time i showed this embroidery in progress, i was debating about how to stitch the flower petals.  in the end, i decided to go with a combination of smooth, satin stitch surfaces and distinct, sketch-like lines to express the subtle difference in the way the petals catch the light depending on the direction they are facing.  it’s a little different than my usual style, but i rather like the effect.

along the flap edge, i attached glittery gold cord to express warm, afternoon sunshine lighting up the flowers, and for the inside of the clutch, chose a vivid, youthful green for a fun contrast.

this one was supposed to be for autumn… but i’m calling it good for simply getting it done.





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4 thoughts on “Sunflower Clutch

  1. The combination of both embroideries on the petals gives it, I think, a unique, quite lovely look.

  2. Erica C on said:

    I love it! Your work is outstanding!

  3. It is beautiful and what a clever idea to use different types of stitch on the sunflower.

  4. Doesn’t it feel good to finish a project! It turned out beautifully. I like the different stitches they give it a lot of character.

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