Freaky Flowers Swap: Venomous Tentacula

Venomous Tentacula - pattern coming soon!

I made this embroidery for my swap partner, Amanda, in the Freaky Flowers Swap over at &Stitches. Amanda mentioned that she is a book lover and a Harry Potter fan, so we were a perfect match! Only a few plants are directly mentioned in the Harry Potter-verse, that I could find, and only this one didn’t have a strong visual counterpart in the movies; I didn’t want to mimic a look someone else designed, I wanted to imagine what the plant might look like myself.

Not much is known about the Venomous Tentacula, except that it is toothy, has grabby arms, and is fully poisonous. I based my colors and basic plant structure on real-life carnivorous plants, the nearly neon orange-red against the bright spring green is a common palette for these creepy plants. And my inspiration was antique botany illustrations, which I absolutely love.

I really hope Amanda liked her Freaky Flower and, since reaction to this little guy has been pretty great so far, I think I’ll add it as a pattern to the Little Dorrit & Co. pattern shop very soon!

4 Comments on Freaky Flowers Swap: Venomous Tentacula

  1. Regena
    June 25, 2015 at 20:54 (3 years ago)

    that is awesome

  2. Caroline
    June 25, 2015 at 20:55 (3 years ago)

    Wow. That is amazing, and inspired.

  3. jeanne e.
    June 25, 2015 at 23:10 (3 years ago)

    that is totally cool, man. :) i really love your color choices and the tentacular leabes…hehehe…

  4. wendy
    June 26, 2015 at 13:15 (3 years ago)

    Brilliant work! I love this creepy flower and the colours work perfectly


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