There is something about a fiddlehead that makes me melt. I don’t know why it is I love and identify with them so much. Maybe its because the are delicious, maybe because they unfurl in basic sacred geometry, displaying the worlds beauty in math and natural growth that can be humbling to stop and think about. I try to sneak a fiddlehead into each of my embroideries or prints. I try to vary them a little, so I have started making them with thread wrapped wire to give them some dimension. I love they way they come out, and i cannot wait to work with this technique to achieve other neat little dimensional embroideries!
I used elmers glue, embroidery floss and bead stringing wire, but I hear cake wire works well also, I just couldn’t find it at Joann’s for some reason, but that was probably just my error. Keep a paper towel or something to wipe the glue off of your hands nearby. I just wipe some glue onto the wire, and wrap around! I overlap at each end and add a little extra glue to keep it in place and the I just couch them onto my embroidery scenes. Easy and sweet