The theme of this pillow is near to my heart: the famous three sisters of gardening. Corn, Beans, and Squash support each other in growing strong and healthy, sharing their resources.
This pillow, made primarily with handwoven cloth by Greentree Weaving, features a variety of versions of Day Sky motif for its background. Upon this grows a stalk of corn, made of silk. There is actually an ear of corn behind the silk (made of silk threads). Bean and squash vines, with leaves of Canopy and New Leaf motifs, climb to the sun along it. A few representatives of the many pollinators and protectors are represented: a sparrow flying in, a yellow butterfly (Sunflower motif), a bee in the squash blossom (Sunflower motif), a praying mantis. Bean blossoms of Orchard motif, beans of New Leaf, and pumpkins of Autumn Leaves motif complete the trio of leaf, blossom, and fruit for each plant. Free-hand machine embroidery supplies many details.
Measuring 13" wide by 20" tall,
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