Texture and shape

Isn’t this a great image? Karl took this a few visits ago when we found this thing, which I have forgotten what it is – sea anenome?? – on the beach.  Doesn’t it just inspire embroidery ideas? There are lots of treasures on the beach with the most wonderful texture.  I love the roundy protuberences on this oyster shell, and look at that subtle colouration.

This abalone shell has even more interesting textures, and love those colours! (click for close ups)
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