Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Letter Y

Y is for Yam Daisy - the 25th in the Australian plant series . The Yam Daisy is also known as murnong and is found in south eastern Australia, including Tasmania. The flower is bright yellow, a bit like a dandelion. This species is so called because it was once a food source for Australian Aborigines who roasted the edible tuberous roots in fire pits 
The tag is  a very simple one - all fabric. I chose an Aboriginal inspired print for the background, and painted some  lace motifs and  made tufted thread centres.  I am going to miss the alphabet, but looking forward to Z next week and the exciting themes for July. 

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful work, Wilma, I just love the fabric you have used, too! Valerie

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  2. I e-mailed you,I hope you received it.Thank you for visiting Me and your message :)How nice reading about other countries flowers and plants.I also enjoy hearing about people's food sources and ancient cultures.Denise

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  3. Lovely! Your journey through the plant life of Australia has been so interesting. Carolyn xx

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  4. I love the idea of fabric tags, a lovely flower story too!
    Sue x

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  5. Your tags always incorporate the info behind your chosen flower so well. Love how you used the aboriginal print for the background to highlight the yam daisy's use as a food source.

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  6. Such a beautiful tag--love the fabric and the special flower!

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  7. Interesting! Great color family on your tag!

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  8. A great tag, I love the background. I have enjoyed reading about your native plants! X

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  9. Superb tag Wilma. The fabric print is perfect! :0)

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  10. The fabric is wonderful and the daisy stand out so well against the background

    Love Chrissie x

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  11. Beautiful tag, Wilma! The fabric is very strikinng. I, too, have enjoyed learning about the plants of Australia.
    Jane x

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  12. Beautiful Wilma. I think your Australian plant alphabet has been a fab topic. So many pretty flowers to inspire your wonderful and informative tag series.

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  13. Simply beautiful...Hugs May x x x

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  14. I love the way the yellow flowers stand out against the neutral colors of the print. Blessings!

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  15. A beautiful tag, love these bright flowers against the print background, I've enjoyed your series of Australian flowers, looking forward to seeing them together, Jane xx

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  16. Very striking design - I love it! and as always very interesting to read about as well :o)

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