In late 2013 I began extracting 250 reproductions of the exquisite botanical drawings by Adam Forster (1850 - 1928) from the once popular, “Wildflowers of Australia” by Thistle Y Harris. Foster was, like our other intrepid “flower-hunter” Ellis Rowan, a field-botanist who risked life and limb to find and paint his beloved wildflowers. The two copies of Thistle Harris' book required to extract the complete set of drawings (1956 and 1966 editions) were found in a second-hand bookshop near my studio. In these drawings, I see the same beauty and decorative arrangements as in the needlework I have been reconstructing for almost a decade. Once all the drawings have been extracted using embroidery scissors, they will be combined to create one or more large flora works-on-paper.