This columbine has been hand embroidered on silk using fine continuous filament silk floss. The image measures 64mm by 52mm and the frame measures 10” by 8”.
The piece took over 28 hours to sew and each stitch has been carefully worked using a magnifying lamp. The work was then stretched and framed.
Columbine, Aquilegia vulgaris, a tall, branching plant with large, distinctive flowers, usually blue or violet-blue. It is widespread across Britain although truly wild columbine have become uncommon due to the spread of the garden plant. Wild columbine is a typical cottage garden plant and seeds freely in the right environment.
The petals, when looked at from the base, are said to look like five doves sat in a ring and the name columbine actually derives from 'columba' meaning 'dove'. As such, it was a popular choice to put in church carvings.
In medieval times, columbine was apparently thought to be eaten by lions - rubbing the flower on your hands thus gave you a lion's courage.
This is an opportunity to buy a unique piece of hand embroidered art
Columbine seem to spread like wild fire in my garden, the flowers are so pretty and delicate. I took this photo in my front garden and made a quick sketch.
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