Anita had been at Campbell the week before my weekend class. She was taking a beginning watercolor class. Anita had a beautiful photograph of an orange day lily. She chose this photograph as the inspiration for both the painting class and my Mini Nature class.
Anita had shopped successfully for the right fabrics for her lily. The piece used for the yellow in the center was not a fabric you might have chosen. It works beautifully. Most of my students used hand-dyed fabrics but Anita choose batiks. I suggest that either works well with this process. However, I think Anita choice of the batiks for the lily was exceptional.