Grietje van der Veen
»Joy of Bloom«
Embroiderer Dehljan

Dehljan’s flower squares are simple, but some have rather peculiar colour combinations. As I wanted to use as many squares as possible the challenge was to unite the whole variety of colours in a single harmonious piece of work that would accentuate the individual characteristics of each single item. I therefore decided to mount the single squares separately on a grid and to highlight the blooms by linking them with simple irregular grid-like embroidery stitches.

Text by Grietje van der Veen