Monday, 29 February 2016
Two Days' Work and More to Go
Two days' worth of making berries for my St. Johnswort plant! And another day to go. I think I can get perhaps another 24 berries out of the bits of wire left over, and it looks like I have enough of the tiny tissue flowers for the sepals.
Then I get to tease out strands of silk sewing thread to make the stamens for the flowers. I think my Tudor apothecary garden will only get one of these plants....
The colours vary, because that makes the berries more realistic. And I used an American penny because Canada no longer uses pennies; the copper was worth more than the coin's face value, and people were literally just dropping the pennies on the ground.
I just hope that the tissue paper won't fade over time; I do not want to replace all the sepals and leaves.