phillida hargreaves ~ Life Begins
fibre panel on frame
24" x 36"
"Lichen and moss are the first colonizers of exposed rock. I love their tenacity, and I spent many hours stitching intensively. The stitching I used for the moss is called sorbello. It's a knot which has the advantage that it can be built on to form many layers, and that offers extra texture. It is one of my favorite stitches. Painted cotton, ink-based pencil, tulle and embroidery floss." - phillida hargreaves