Flower Center Series #3 – Zinnia by Lois Kershner

I have fond memories of zinnias in wonderful colors that grew in my Mother’s garden every fall. While once I was attracted mostly to the bold zinnia colors, now I am intrigued with the intricacy of the flower center display – orange petals just opening outside a circular rim of tiny yellow flowers which surround the center’s delicate rust and chartreuse stamen cluster.

The flower is my photograph printed on cotton fabric. The very center of the flower has deep burgundy seed beads surrounded by turkey work loops and a few Delica chartreuse beads. Yellow lazy daisy flowers are given dimension with a few turkey work loops; a few orange flower petals around the center are crafted from overdyed silk ribbon.