The garden has begun - lace cottage tutorial - part 6
Well I "planting" my cottage's garden...starting anyway. I have no plan and just grabbing colors as the spirit moves me.
I dry brushed some dark green fabric paint where I want the back shrubbery... Adding the color will mean less French knots.
I also found a piece of inexpensive nylon lace and cut a strip for the lace and I will leave the lower edge raw.
I'm using the silk ribbon I dyed last summer. I love it but don't have enough colors. I am going to dye and overdye a lot of ribbon this summer. Unfortunately the big storm last fall blew the top off my greenhouse so I will miss having the dry sheltered work space. It is too expensive and too much work to replace it.
I'm also using perle instead of floss.
Remember these gardens by picket fences that were my inspiration... One had the garden mostly inside the fence and the other had the garden mostly outside the fence. I want my garden BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE the fence... like Bette Midler, I want it all.
We are going to Seattle this weekend to a granddaughter's graduation and this little garden gives me something relaxed and easy to work on. Hope to have it done by the time I get back. The whole piece is only 6" by 6"....