The Cape sugarbird and protea (sugarbush) are symbols of home to me. Flora and fauna seemly interconnected.
This piece was created to be placed in a surfboard for Wavescape. Many weeks, outfits and stitches later and the piece was ready to be set in resin. I documented the embroidery and sent it off, but unfortunately, it never made its way back in the way I had envisioned. We tried our best, but 2022 wasn’t the year for an embroidered surfboard.
I am so grateful to the team at WetInk who turned what could have been a very sad loss into such a beautiful print. Captured to the perfect detail, it looks like the real piece.
This was created with DMC tapestry wool and stranded cotton.