Monsoon Petals

The colors behind this piece were taken from a balmy monsoon summer spent in Mumbai. The streets were waterlogged but brightened by orange and yellow marigolds strung together to form temple garlands. Soft lilac organza base was used with a mix of flat and raised satin stitches to form the flower petals. Stitched mesh and French knots accent the flower center. Areas of cutwork frame the flowers.