I must say that thread painting a cabbage had never crossed my mind. However, Carole had found a wonderful watercolour study of a cabbage by a Melbourne watercolour artist, Fiona McKinnon. This is a birthday gift for her niece. We decided to combine thread painting and stumpwork techniques to produce this wonderful piece. You will find you look at the humble cabbage quite differently now!
The large leaf has been worked on fused silk organza, wired and cut out (including the holes!). I don’t think the photo shows how raised and fluted the leaf really is! It is amazing!
The half cabbage was worked on a fabric slip and partially felt padded and thread painted, then applied with felt padding underneath. We finished it Friday and it is now at the framers.