Urchin Pod, Poppy
I love sea urchin shells: each has such individual and beautiful textured markings. Drawing them has always been a pleasure as there is so much detail in each one. It was inevitable that I would start stitching them when I read that it was once believed that sea urchin shells were dragon eggs.
These urchins are stitched into waste fabric. The act of machine stitching in circular spirals gives the initially flimsy fabric a body which means that once the segments are stitched together they hold their own shape. Each pod is unique and is a response to the background fabric.