Sheryl Meech – Botanics – Metrosideros exceisa (NZ Christmas Tree)
NZ Pohutukawa is a coastal evergreen tree in the Myrtle family.It produces a brilliant display of Red (occasionally orange yellow or white) flowers made up of a mass of stamens in December.
Strips of my Blue hand dyes smudged with red pen. Appliqued branches and leaves. Dimensional flowers made by winding thread around cardboard and a cluster tied together and stitched onto the quilt.