I have dreamed of making an embroidered pitcher plant for a while now. I love the idea that these plants, like all carnivorous plants, evolved to make up for the poor soil they grew in, finding a completely new way to get the nutrients they needed. It’s super fabulous.
I decided I wanted to draw my own design this time again, too. I’ve been reading all about carnivorous plants. It turns out there are tons of different types: hanging pitcher plants, flower shaped ones, squat ones that sit at the base of trees. I am completely in love.
I also wanted to try something new with it. I want to do sequins! Let’s preface this by saying I have never worked with sequins in my life, so this should be interesting. Of course, I went and ordered ten dollars worth of sequins online, which may be way more sequins than I am ready for, but whatever.
In my mind, I can see the pitcher blinged up like a circus tent, with tight rows of sequins going up and down it. First I will have to practice different techniques to stitch them, I also want to see how well they take a curve. This video looks a lot like what I want, I think, then again, it may not be what I need. I’ll be sure to show you updates as I practice losing sequins in the couch… I mean stitching. Wish me luck!