I have always loved Marigolds, with their odd tomato like smell. In our vegetable garden we have tomatoes interplanted with marigolds and nasturtiums to add color and deter pests. (Tonight I will spend processing MORE tomatoes, they are burgeoning right now!
I worked long & hard on this design of marigolds, starting with a black and white, linocut type image and them working it into color (the opposite of my usual way of working color first). We tried several different constructions for the ribbon before settling on this beautiful, somewhat hefty but supple woven edge ribbon, I received my spools last week and have posted it online now for sale, and it comes in 3 color grounds.