The last allium standing
I left the alliums in the garden because the seed heads are so architectural I am loth to remove them. But finally they had to go. But that’s not quite the end of them as they come indoors into vases or into the studio to be propped up in odd places.
The background fabric is felt which I sun-dyed, together with a piece of silk and a piece of cotton, in an old jar of pickled beetroot that still had some vinegar and bits of beetroot in it. I topped it up with more vinegar water and left the capped jar in the sunshine for a month. The allium was stitched on to a piece of silk organza over the felt and the organza was then cut away and slashed in places.