The Magnolia is a magnificent tree to interpret in many different embroidery techniques. The receding images are worked in traditional fine threads and stitches. As the bloom and leaves unfold more textured threads, appliqué and stitch techniques with silk fibres, perlé threads and composite stitches are combined. The jewel in the crown is the full-blown magnolia bloom with double-sided wire appliqué petals. Each petal is constructed using a range of different stitches. Raised embroidery techniques are used on the frontal leaves for dimension.