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   When the early energy of planting is done, the long moments of waiting, watching, and hoping come under warm blue skies: the joy of seedlings pushing up to unfurl first leaves and the blooming promise of future food...  Last year's carrot puts up new leaves and a tall flowering stalk to tempt the pollinators, the morning glories eagerly vine their way to more sunshine up that stalk, the corn will astonish them all with its rapid growth, the tomatoes and the cucumbers open blossoms as quickly as they can to attract every pollinator they can.  Ladybugs and Robins, and even the inchworm, are hungry and hopeful, too...  A variety of handwoven motifs by Greentree Weaving bring this scene to lively, three-dimensional life, using textural techniques I've been developing.

   This Garden Pillow measures approximately 16 1/2" by 20 1/2" when flat, and comes with the inner cushion, made of remnants of cotton fabric and filled with 100% cotton scraps from my cutting table.  The cover is reinforced inside with thrifted cotton shirt fabric and a thrifted corduroy back,  and is finished with corner tabs and a velcro closure to the cushion stays in nicely but can be removed easily to launder.


"Seeds of Hope" Pillow

  • Made of hand-woven and thrifted cotton:  As the material is 100% preshrunk, laundering is easy, should it become necessary. Remove the inner cushion and turn the cover inside out. Machine wash warm and tumble dry on gentle, or line dry. The inner cushion can be laundered this way as well, though thorough drying is very important.