Meet the Cacti: Shy, Spry and Sly are woven tubes of wool and cotton
topped by crocheted cotton flowers. There is no sewing to make the
tubes, they were woven in the round. The cacti began as a weaving
experiment, can I weave tube different on the inside than on the
outside. Once woven, the cacti lived in the dark of my cabinet, wanting
to be something but not sure what. One day I took them out and began
to play. Since I was playing, they took on a whimsical form.
The plants grew, some taller, some shorter and all sprouted imaginative
flowers. They also started to take on personalities, some of them are a
bit shy, ducking their flowers and hiding next to their neighbors.
Some of they are spry, standing upright and bold, ready to take on the
world, and a few of them are sly, sneaking and peeking around the
others. All of them are harmless, not a spine to be seen. None of them
needs watering so they can live, contented in the window to charm