Freesias Captured – Original Drawing on Cyanotype


This delicate, light-filled Cyanotype is an original one of a kind work of art.
The drawing is created in silver and pink metallic ink in the style of Sashiko Japanese embroidery.
It is created on Bockingford watercolour paper size 12 x 9 ins.
It is unframed.
The Cyanotype process was developed by Sir John Herschel in the 1840’s and shortly after used by the pioneering female early photographer Anna Atkins. A method of photography using sunlight without the use of a camera.

Sashiko  is a type of traditional Japanese embroidery or stitching used for the decorative and/or functional reinforcement of cloth and clothing.

The symbolic meaning of Freesia or the friendship meaning is not there without a reason. These beautiful flowers got their name from the botanist called Christian P. Ecklon who discovered them and named them after his friend Friedrich H.T. Freese, who was also a botanist. These flowers symbolize friendship and are beautiful reminders about the importance of having people around you who love and support you. One of the most important symbolisms of the Freesia flowers is the symbolism of love and friendship. These beautiful flowers are often used as decoration on weddings and are often a part of wedding bouquets.