Monday, 4 February 2013

Letter D

 D for Dryandra which is quite a spectacular plant in Western Australia. Where I live on the eastern coast, none of the Dryandra species grow well, so it is only on a trip to south west Western Australia, that they can be really appreciated in open forests. It is still being debated whether Dryandra should remain a genus on its own or should be subsumed into the genus Banksia, which are the Dryandra's closest relative.  The Dryandra  was named after a Swedist botanist, Jonas Dryander.  The species Dryandra formosa, one of the more common, has large orange/yellow flowers at the end of stems with long toothed leaves. On this week's tag, I interpreted this plant by fusing layers of organza onto acrylic felt  with a soldering iron. I then over stitched the leaves and the flower on the sewing machine. The fused organza D  is hand sewn  onto the felt background.

10 comments:

  1. I have never heard of this plant, it sounds spectacular As is your tag, love the layers of organza.x

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  2. Gorgeous tag! I am most impressed! Valerie

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  3. I had never heard of this either. Looks spectacular!

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  4. Gorgeous Tag. Love it!
    Thanks for your comment and your visit on my blog.
    Hugs Tamara

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  5. Beautiful tag... I don't know this plant.. but it's Gorgeous... May x x x

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  6. What a lot of wonderful information about your plant choice Wilma. The colours you've used are beautiful together :0) Mo

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  7. This is beautiful Wilma so much detail! love the texture :)

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  8. Gorgeous tag Wilma. I love the fused organza flower. Great alphabet theme too. I am loving all the different themes I see building.

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  9. This is gorgeous and a clever combination of techniques; very skillfull use of the soldering iron, Jane xx

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  10. This is a true work of art, Wilma. I love all the needlework. Blessings!

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