*EMBROIDERY - The NZ Natives Collection
This collection was inspired by my love of NZ native flora and fauna. I feel so connected to, and grateful for, our natural environment. We are incredibly lucky in nz to have such diverse wildlife at our doorstep. I never want to take it for granted and wanted to capture that love into some pieces. This collection will be added to periodically as I create new pieces.
All items are handstitched onto cotton and mounted in a 5 inch (12.5cm) wooden hoop.
Made in New Zealand.
- The New Zealand red admiral (Vanessa gonerilla) is a butterfly endemic to New Zealand. Its Māori name is kahukura, which means "red cloak".
- Entoloma hochstetteri is a blue mushroom endemic to New Zealand. The Māori name for the blue mushroom is werewere-kokako because the colour is similar to the blue wattle of the kōkako bird.
- The Puriri moth, also commonly called the ghost moth or pepetuna, is a species of moth of the family Hepialidae. This moth is endemic to the North Island of New Zealand. It is New Zealand's largest moth, with a wingspan of up to 150 mm.
- The katipō spider (Latrodectus katipo) is an endangered species of spider native to New Zealand. The species is venomous to humans, capable of delivering a potentially dangerous bite.
- The Mt Cook Lily (Ranunculus lyallii). The flower is not actually a lily – it is the world’s largest buttercup, with leaves that can grow 40 centimetres wide. Endemic to New Zealand