Kaylene Maalste – A
A for Allium
Inspiration: The inspiration for “A” is from the genus of monocotyledonous flowering plants and includes many plants, such as garlic, onion, shallots and chives. I used botanical drawings in my design rather than photos of the plants.
Technical aspects – I chose a batik fabric that had flower and leaf designs and drew the botanical drawings with a fabric marker and used an alphabet stencil for the lettering. I hand stitched the design and the background with embroidery thread. The flower heads and petals are pieces of silk dyed rods.