Day 1 W&W: Wild Carrot, Queen Anne’s Lace

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I started with Wild Carrot (Birds nest, Queen Anne’s Lace, Bishops Lace) given the name and the lace like flower heads and that I could imagine that would be a technically easy one to start with!

The cream yarn is a silk mix and is high in lustre and mercerised to give a wonderful sheen. I love working with yarns like this as they give a clear stitch and finish and are perfect for wildflowers.

Trying to recreate nature you realise very quickly how complex the natural botanical structures are and that trying to exact them is a challenge. The forgiving thing about crochet is that you can give impressions of texture and form through very simple stitches, here using looping chain stitches, double and single crochet and wire for the cage under stems.

Wild Carrot has featured in our Grow Wild Scotland seed mix and the bees and pollinators love it, it looks lovely mixed into other wildflowers. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew noted medicinal qualities of the wildflower Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

I have a new wildflower coming up tomorrow…

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