Hand Stitched Herbarium

Ideas have been coming together over the past year. 
Now is the time for making.

Inspired by traditional use of small flowers on aprons, my own pressed herbarium,  'Type' specimen easily identified by  a red band on the folders, and also 'redwork' embroidery. 

Using old, not new where possible - the red fabric is an old bed sheet - torn when springs in my mattress poked through! 

This apron is one of my slow projects taking shape during coronavirus  lockdown 2020.