It's also called Laburnum.
Ours bloomed about three weeks ago...such a magical tree! I had to include it...plus, I needed some hangy yellow flowers...
I am using that thick unspun Soie Noppe from Kreinik in a cast on stitch. (The link takes you to Sharon B's excellent Stitch Dictionary.)
For the leaves, I got out the Babylock Embellisher.
This time I felted wool and silk roving on to hand dyed dupioni silk. It made for a nice, soft, floppyish fabric.
For the veins in the leaves, I felted on some novelty yarn that Freda Butler just sent to me. It blended right in there. Freda, you doll!
I went outside and picked a few leaves off my Laburnum to act as a model for my leaves.
I attached them with a beaded buttonhole stitch. Wish I could remember the wonderful blog where I saw this idea....
And there they hang.
Next up, roses...for real. I don't know why they intimidate me but they do!
*.......and special love to our friends in the Midwest who are having such a rough time with the weather....*