Thursday, May 31, 2012

Backyard Bounty

 It's been a grey day out and while I was in my yard to pick a colourful bouquet, I noticed some of the flowers are fading.
 I returned for my basket, thinking to gather fallen and fading blooms and put them to use colouring silk.
 The peonies are just beginning to show themselves, but I luckily had petals of the same kind ready to use from a bunch I'd  been given and here is a close up of the result:
 And those orange poppies?  They gave a much subtler hue.

Here is the peony piece and the one beneath was a mixture of  azaleas, rhododendrons and a variety of others.
I would like to make another garment using some of the flower fabric.

11 comments:

deanna7trees said...

oh the peonies gave great color.

marny said...

Yvonne. your recent pieces (well, like all your pieces!!) are lovely. I can't wait to see them in person. Hopefully see you the end of June!!

jude said...

wearing your flower fabric would be nice.

Yvonne said...

Deanna - yes and I used lots of petals!

Marny - thanks - you have been covering a lot of ground on your travels and I've enjoyed seeing your photos and look forward to hearing more once you're back.

Jude - yes, the colours work well with a felted garment idea I have.

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grace Forrest~Maestas said...

the peony just touches deep
in me...thank you for it...

Yvonne said...

Grace - thank you for your deep thoughts.

Sara Lechner said...

wonderful colours!!!

Pam de Groot said...

Hi Yvonne have not been to visit here for a while. Your work just grows everytime I come. Hope you are well.
Pam

Yvonne said...

Pam - thanks for visiting - I love your work and look forward to seeing more! I am well and thanks for asking - just took a break from fibre to do a visual autobiography and have been back creating with fibre again, but haven't returned to blogging.

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