Black or feather head protea

Black or feather head protea

The black or feather head protea
Illustration from 'The Illustrated Needlework Book'
Florence Caulfield
About 1910
Pressmark 43 B 154

This very beautiful rendering of the flower shows Florence Caulfield's skill in capturing the character of plants using simple stitches and a limited palette. She taught the importance of observing the outline and here straight stitches have suggested the texture of the bud.