Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Beautiful, Inspirational Orchids

I have only a few minutes tonight to blog, so I just thought I would post some pretty flowers for you my followers. These have made me consider form and the bright colors have made me think of ways I might try to dye some of that roving in my living room.

All these were taken at the St. Louis Botanical Gardens this past weekend. Some of these were in the temperate house and the house with all the rose trees, whatever the name of it is. The orchids were from the show we went to in the main building.

It's going to be interesting to see if I can make yarn to reflect these wonders of nature. These flowers had such a sheen and soft texture.

What fibers could possibl
y come out as dewy and fresh as flower petals? What sort of draw would I use? What
sort of
dyes? I feel a project coming on here.

Last but not least, here is a parting shot of one of my most favorite places in the gardens. May all of you have enough time to stop and sit in the garden every-once-in-a-while. Have a wonderful day!


Knit Lunabud Knit said...

The ST Louis Botanical Gardens are fabulous! I went for a whole day in 93' and really did not want to leave! It was absolutely beautiful!!