Sunday, October 25, 2009


Maybe you've heard me say this before, but I love corn!
I grew up in Illinois surrounded by corn fields. Well, I lived in a town, but if you left town in any direction, you passed corn fields. I think the plant itself is beautiful. A couple of weeks ago, my daughter and I stopped at a pumpkin patch up the coast and besides pumpkins and gourds, I bought corn! Just look at all these amazing colors and color combinations!

Some of my recent batch of scarves just happened to come out in the colors of the corn.These balls of yarn are made of corn. I just had to have that. I've used it in some of my scarves. It's a lot like rayon. Here is one.


  1. I love how you connect the world with your weavings!

  2. I've only ever seen yellow corn, so your photos are a real feast for my eyes!

  3. Well, growing up I only ever saw yellow corn, too. Thats what grew in the fields of Illinois and what we ate. The Hopi people in Arizona make blue corn tortillas which I ate there, but I didn't see the plant. All this colorful stuff is beautiful, but I wonder who bred it and where it is grown. How did it get the color? I'm going to have to read up, I guess!