Friday, March 2, 2018

Unseasonal Spring Flowers

Unseasonal Spring Flowers #1 - tea stains and stitching : Wilma Simmons 
I am sure this is not what Tag Tuesday followers will be expecting for the theme of Spring Flowers.
My tags this week aren't the popular beautiful interpretations of favourite Spring garden flowers - they are monochrome tea stained canvas tags, with hand stitching. I think it is amazing when you put wet tea bags onto canvas, the shapes of the tea stains are so like flowers and  when the tea stain from the string makes a line,  it looks just like a stem.
Unseasonal Spring Flowers #2 - tea stains and stitching : Wilma Simmons 
While those in the northern hemisphere are really looking forward to Spring and a burst of floral colour, we in the southern hemisphere are experiencing the end of summer and depending on where you live,  perhaps a little Autumn breeze and a slight drop in temperature. So, my tags represent Spring flowers-  out of season.
Unseasonal Spring Flowers #1 and #2 - tea stains and stitching : Wilma Simmons 
Here also is an  image of another subdued interpretation of Spring flowers. This embroidered card was made by a friend, but I just love the simple and calm beauty it portrays.
Embroidered card by Margaret Adams, Newcastle NSW Australia

Hope you will have a look at the fantastic art tags created over at Tag Tuesday - all interpretations of Wendy's theme, Spring Flowers. 


  1. Hi Wilma, this is gorgeous, Just saw it over at Tag Tuesday and your tea bag stains and stitching are pretty good, something I can't do.
    Now, it's a small world. I live in Cameron Park, Newcastle!!! [NSW], so how small is this world. I have never come across anyone from this part of our world.

    I am now following your blog so you may like to follow mine if you wish.,

    I don't do embroidery or any spectacular art, I mainly design cards for design teams on line.

    chat soon.
    [aNNie' blog]

  2. Wonderful , what a great idea ! I love it !

  3. Love your stained and embroidered tag, and the other pieces you have shown. Thanks so much for your continued support for TT, hugs, Valerie (waiting for the snow to go and the spring to arrive!)

  4. I love these tags - I want to try them!!! The stitching is lovely; I used to do needlework and miss it; perhaps this will get me back into the craft!!

  5. Just love your stitched tag, just up my street. The tea dying is great as well.

  6. Awesome Tag..I love everything about it..x


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