In the spirit of the crocheted coral reef I made a few years ago, I'm working on a vocabulary of stitches to represent the mosses, lichens and ferns of Denniston Plateuau. The fragile and unique ecosystem, which seems likely to be lost to opencast coal mining soon, is too delicate for yarn. Instead, I'm working with embroidery floss and stitches, and fine crocheted lace.
I also played around with a long looped stitch, cut like a shag pile rug for a spikey moss like the one in the centre of this little clump.
Also, my crocheted lace green ferns looked ridiculous on the felt rock so I'm using them for something else. And I couldn't resist adding my own favourite bit of Denniston flora, this low white fluffy thing that I am not sure whether its a fern or a moss or a lichen. If you know, please tell me, I hate my ignorance.
|Mysterious Denniston species|
|Denniston lace on the rock|
|Denniston lace: starched and stretched.|