Learn how to design and create a perfect 3D Poinsettia. The in- spiration was based on a magnificent antique painting. The students will learn exciting stitch combinations with composite stitches, wrapped beads and mixed media (photo transfer and silk appliqué). While the students work on the centre piece, discussion and demon- stration will provide extra techniques for the interpretation of the Poinsettia. Combinations offered would be ideal for a trinket box or dinner napkin. A true botanical picture can also be created, working from a fine silk background with needle painting, moving forward into double-sided wired petals and culminating in the centre with needle-lace and raised embroidery, stump-work techniques. The Poinsettia combines fine thread and crewel stitches, raised embroidery, silk appliqué, self-supporting 3D stitches and fabric & fibre manipulation.