It has been almost finished for a long time. A wholecloth piece of Japanese silk shibori layered over an African damask , it's been a labour of love, hand stitched using a variety of loops and other stitches trying out techniques from Helen Parrott's book. It's accompanied me on several train journeys, the format of 40 x 80 cm being a good travel piece to work on.
It looks quite sinister and plant-like reminding me of the carrion flower so I'm calling it 'Red Stapelia' .
At one time in the small glasshouse at work where we had plants that had originally been grown in the lab, there was an enormous Stapelia that took up most of a bench, very ' Little Shop Of Horrors' . The smell was something else.... It even had a proper engraved label which besides the accession number and family, genus, species details also bore the plants name :' Cedric the Poo Plant'. Alas Cedric is no more, removed when the glasshouse changed use many years ago