Red hot poker, Arum and Natal lilies

Arum flowers and leaves

Arum flowers and leaves

Design called for the stems to be worked in wrapped wire, instead I did 13-20 wrapped bullions using straw needle. Waxing of needle and light waxing of 6-ply (un-separated) stranded floss makes it easier to pull through long bullions.

Two leaves are two dark green felt cut in shape of leaves.

Green thread used: Classic Colorworks, 100% cotton, un-separated 6-stranded floss, color Poblano Pepper.

Two flowers worked in 13 mm silk ribbon, color 122 (Touch of Pink) purchased from Di van Niekerk website.
Flower pistils: short lengths of Di van Niekerk, French Ribbon, color 08, Sunflower

Red Hot Poker

Red Hot Poker

Design called for the leaves to be wrapped wire. I again decided to do long (60-150 wrapped) bullions worked in 2, 4 and 6 strands of Di’s Chameleon¬†stranded cotton thread color 54 (Moss).Loop petals of the flowers are worked bottom up using four colors of 4mm silk ribbons.
Natal Lily

Natal Lily

Natal Lily leaves are 2mm color Y1-29. Flower petals are 4mm color Yl-163 (Medium Mauve).
Natal Lily, Red Hot Poker and Arum

Natal Lily, Red Hot Poker and Arum