Embroidered Flowers

15th October 2021

Some embroiderers are gardeners, while others prefer indoor pursuits. However, it is fairly safe to say that most embroiderers love flowers, whether they grow them themselves or just like to receive them. But what about embroidering with them?

Olga Prinku from North Yorkshire in England has reimagined the classic floral wreath and combined embroidery and dried flowers to create beautiful and lasting works of art. 

She uses natural objects that she has found on her walks – leaves, flowers, branches and berries – that she then embroiders on to tulle in glorious ways.

Each work is a study in colour and texture, with Olga having a real eye for arrangement within the confines of the hoop. Perhaps if you’re looking to work with something other than embroidery thread, you could use it as an excuse to head out into the garden and discover a whole new range of materials to add to your stitched creations.

You can learn more about Olga by reading this fabulous My Modern Met article HERE, or take a look at her website or follow her on Instagram

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