For the final study of Capisicum pepper, (herb of the year), my Herb society group learned how to make a hot pepper ristras. The best kind to use for this is thin skinned cayenne peppers. They will dry well without getting moldy inside.
A beautiful selection for everyone.
We used disposable gloves, fishing line and a large needle to string them.
We tied a raffia bow on the top.
And of course a fall punch was made with cinnamon sticks, cloves, apple cider etc. We have the best Herb Society.
I loved this piece, a traditional rug woven in a non-traditional way.
A couple of days later I read that her rug was picked by the jurors as one of the finalists for the $200,000 prize! I love to see textiles in the same category as fine art.
Another textile piece from Poland.
This was the entrance at Fredrick Meijer gardens and sculpture garden where there were more art pieces.