Lynne Stone will be demonstrating her unique style of botanical art on Sunday 10th April from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.
Lynne is a botanical artist who will be demonstrating her techniques at the Kilmore Art Expo. She completed a 2 year Certificate of Art & Design (Embroidery) course at Box Hill TAFE in the 1990s and then spent 10 years travelling Australia exploring the fascinating diversity of the countryside and collecting original pieces of flora.
Lynne now uses these to convey her delight in Australia’s native plants by creating realistic models using machine embroidery. The three-dimensional pieces are made from fine wire and organza, heavily machine stitched with white rayon and/or polyester threads. These are then painted with dye and restitched with hand-dyed threads to add veins and special features. The detail of the piece is important – its myriad colours, the emerging flowers and leaves, and marks of insect damage etc. Each new specimen demands new techniques, and each new technique presents new problems and new solutions.