The song of the birds for mirth
One is nearer to God's heart in the garden
Than anywhere else on earth
1858 - 1952
Hydrangea is out of design and ready to go into test knit.
I worked from a lace pattern called wide leaf border. The shape of the leaf was right for the hydrangea, but it repeated horizontally,
And I wanted diagonals (I like diagonals; they seem to worm their way into eveeything I design, lol!)
But the leaf faced up. I wanted it to hang down.
Simple. Right? Just flip it upside down...
The key turned out to be decreases in the center and holes along the edge instead of the center. That pulls the top half of the leaf into a diagonal slant, leaving the bottom half straight up and down.
And by moving the decreases to the center I got a nice clean vertical line up the center of the motif as well.
And then there was the orientation of the trellis and the hydrangea blossoms at the center of each opening.
Again I began with a known pattern, but wound up modifying (as you heard about in yesterdays "black hole" post.
The original pattern called for another lace motif at each intersection of the trellis. But I wanted something more solid.
So I would have someplace to put these:
That my friends, is a little 3-d hydrangea action!
unless it's too much...
Wouldn't want to be accused of gilding the
AND DON'T FORGET; IRIS GOES ON SALE MONDAY!
Are we having fun yet?