One day I found a silk flower in a bright green; the opposite of what it was outside. It was on sale and looked lonely. It has floated around but today I did try something. It is not perfect but it does hint a possibilities in the right circumstances.
I took a few minutes and grabbed spare bit of fabric and batting lying around already from the teaching prep I was doing and this is what I created. The colour pops and although he is not what one might call practical he is amusing. A light sketch with a pen, some petals and a bit of embroidery with straight stitches and
If nothing else he is a spot of colour in my sewing room on the design wall. But the petals give texture and it is all done with just straight stitches. I can see some possibilities. And of course there are all those beautiful silk flowers on the shelves of the craft store. The colours are intense and gorgeous.
Here is a closer look at the stitching. The thread is a 60 weight cotton so it does not show too well but you can see how the outline stitching lets the petals take the cupped shape they originally had.