Monday, July 9, 2012
Pine Cones, New and Old
I'm currently working on a pair of curtain panels for a substantial window in the Pacific Northwest. The client selected Chocolate brown linen, with applied reverse L-shaped bands that have embroidered Stickley pine cones on them. Lots of pine cones.
This is the corner of of a band that is in progress. Two shades of naturally dyed brown silk, with a softly variegated green for the needles.
Right now in my yard, there are other pinecones being created- but not by my hands. It's fascinating to watch them grow, change in color and texture, and size.
These are on a little Fir called "Horstmann's Silberlocke"; the undersides of the needles turn a light silvery color as they twist and turn. As the pinecones mature, they are attacked in the fall by the birds.
This tiny little specimen is growing on a weeping Hemlock, and looks delicate, but really isn't.
Here's one that hasn't changed color or texture yet, and is tightly packed and a lovely blue green.
Inspiration is every where. I do love summer.
Posted by martha at 11:26 AM