I've been thinking about this theme for 2 months and wheat always popped into my head when I thought about the word natural. I guess the color? The way it grows?
The piece was very time consuming even though it appears to be very simple. It was also a little boring so I added some insects.
I used beads to represent some of the grains. The pearlized beads were too white so I colored them with a Sharpie.
I stiched lots and lots of wheat shafts using a special stich on my machine.