I think it’s a part of a pinecone, but I’m still not sure. They’re tiny, not more than 1/16 of an inch. I saw them scattered on the snow under a pine tree when I was walking in the woods.
I imagine they’re the leftovers, the stuff that falls to the ground when a squirrel or some other animal is sitting high in a tree munching on the edible parts of a pine cone. I liked the shape and thought I could use it in the nature designs I’m creating.
That was a few days ago, but today, as I was ironing the Vintage Hankies, preparing them for Shibori Dying, I came across what looked like something very similar to what I found in the woods.
Even shriveled with the top broken off, I recognized it right away.
What a strange thing to find on a hankie that’s been in a box under my worktable for years. Too small to pick up, I touched my tongue to my finger and used the moisture to grasp it and move it from the hankie to my alter.
I’m not sure what to make of it. I don’t really even know what it is. So I took it as a sign that I was on the right path with my idea to Shibori dye the hankies. I’ll also try to create one of my nature designs from it.