I chose this slightly less well-know study of sunflowers for my red and green piece:
We used straight stitches and then whipped them with contrasting colours. I thought my finished piece looked like an aerial view of a garden.
This was the first piece we did and I wasn’t quite sure about working with van Gogh’s brushstrokes, but the layering of the fine wool worked reasonably well. And no beads were added for once!
The couched sewing ribbon made a lovely crunchy texture:
From a distance the whipped stitches look like bullion knots but they are much easier to do.