Thursday, June 09, 2011
Trillium Stained Glass Suncatcher
Since taking the class to learn the copper foil technique for making stained glass, and making my ladyslipper window, I was excited to try this technique on my own and make another window. Since this technique allows for a more detailed and realistic representation than the other technique I have used before (lead came), I thought it would be fun to make another flower to go with the ladyslipper - plus, I have a total soft spot for wildflowers and loved the idea of having a pair of wildflower windows. After making the ladyslipper, I immediately thought that a trillium would be a good subject for a second window, since they grow in similar habitats (eastern forests) and both flower in the spring. I drew the pattern myself, with inspiration from several sources, including this beautiful window, and these patterns.
I love having this pair of cheerful wildflowers in the window in our study/my sewing room to look at while I work on my projects! I am excited to make more windows - I would love to make a quilt-block inspired one, and possibly more wildflowers. Plus I have a number of gift ideas. I'm hoping the weather cools down next week as predicted since I do my stained glass outside and it was ridiculously hot when I was working on this earlier this week (and has since gotten hotter)!