Here is the finished piece that you can see me working on in front of the fire in my last post. They are Rose Trellis Mitts and are inspired by a cave formation in Lehman’s Cave in Great Basin. I hope to post a few more finished pieces in the next few days as I contemplate which piece to donate.
From the pattern: The fragile decorations in Lehman Caves in Great Basin National Park range from common stalactites and stalagmites to abundant popcorn and soda straws to more than 300 cave shields. One beautiful formation of popcorn is called the Rose Trellis. The popcorn on the columns is so thick that it looks like a lush overgrown garden of stone. This artwork was produced under the Darwin Lambert Artist in Residence Program at Great Basin National Park.