Inspired by Gerber Daisies

So, truth be told, I’ve got so much to do that it isn’t all even on the list, sigh…

Anyway, back when I worked in a research lab at THE Ohio State University vet school, there was a young lady, a pre-vet student, who worked on a Master’s in our lab.

Jaime LOVES pigs! Seriously! Here she is holding a pig cake I made for her birthday!

Year’s later, she ‘s almost finished with vet school (her facebook status today:”I spayed a pig today. It was grand.”  HAH! Vet students are a different breed…oh the stories I could tell…)

She’s engaged to be married and has asked me to dye scarves for her bridesmaids: they’re going to be wearing light green dresses, and the flowers for the wedding: Gerber Daisies.

I’ve been stewing on this one for month’s now, because she asked me so long ago, and I didn’t have immediate inspiration.

For awhile I was trying to think of a way to combine the light green with the bright pinks and golds of Gerber daisies…but that’s a tough combo to do…the green running into red would make brown.

Anyway, inspiration struck me last week while I was ironing scarves…and I was ready to dye!

Here’s my first try at capturing gerber daisies in silk:


I’m amazed at how different this particular scarf looks like, depending upon which way the scarf is draped.
I’m gonna ship it off to Ohio – I sure hope she likes it!

Gerber Daisy images found here and here.

7 Responses to Inspired by Gerber Daisies

  1. Oh, I think I need to have another wedding. I can just see a beautiful line of ladies wearing these! Fabulous.