Caro Higgs – Contrast – Ooh la, la!
I had trouble getting started on contrast so I turned to my photo stash, found a photo which I liked and then played with the contrast button, the results really pleased me and the magic mushrooms were born. I printed each square separately on silk habotai and stitched each square before I put them together. I stab stitched by hand to high-light the coloured areas and then machine stitched around the form. The idea that magic mushrooms might make your head spin and blur your vision meant that I left the background vague but made sure that the mushrooms were rotating. Framed like photographs the edging was stuck and then stitched to hold the four pieces together invisibly.
Close up view: