I started by selecting some common wasteland plants and sketching them out of identification books to understand their habit.
The embroidery is shown in black pen - some stems and patterns of stitches on the flowers and leaves. Angie Lewin's treatment of flower heads reminds me of free-form Blackwork embroidery so this is what I am aiming at.
I am pleased with the way I have captured the plants - you can still identify what they are.
The next stage is to choose some fabric and threads and work out how I am going to construct this piece.
My Mom loved it!