After picking wildflowers that randomly came up along the woods in my yard and laying them in a basket gave me the idea this would make a nice rug. My intentions were, I thought, pretty good. A nice bunch of flowers in a basket. Yes, I like that idea.
In my stash of wool I have a beautiful cloth that depending on how you look at it is a deep blue or a deep green. It all depends on the light. It would make for a perfect background.
I drew my design up on my cloth and started. I wasn’t at all like the wildflowers I imagined them to be. Rip it out…..start over…..the flowers were to stout and thick…..the basket too large and clunky looking…..maybe an urn? a clay pot?……rip it out and begin again. This poor cloth can’t take much more!
Backgrounds for me are tedious as they don’t change much. I added some movement but it didn’t have the subtlety I imagined sooooooo…..another change in the making. This poor cloth can’t take much more!
I now have the flowers I wanted all along.
Next up, a border….tongues?…..leaves?…. or a combination. I will have to dig deep into the recesses…..or maybe I’ll just wing it!!