Green Turtle in Silver Flowers on Indigo
The green turtle may seem morose, but that’s just the way nature designed them. They can be found happily hanging out (though you wouldn’t know it to look at them) in shallow lagoons, nibbling on sea grasses. The only thing that makes them sad is that they are endangered. For that reason (and also, you probably don’t have a lagoon), you can’t take them home as pets. How about consoling yourself with one of my stitched paper green turtles, instead?
Based on a 1754 illustration of Testudo marina viridis (Green Turtle) from ‘The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands’.
The turtle is 4.5 inches wide, stitched by hand on 5x7 inch 100% cotton watercolour paper, which means that it will pop right into any commercial frame in that size, and be ready to hang on your wall.
Materials: Japanese paper, glass bead, and cotton floss on cotton paper.