I have a great stash of palm nuts. Different sizes and colors. I was wondering what to do with them. Kept looking at them. Touching them. They are such beautiful little bits of nature.
Sunday I drilled holes vertically through the nuts, inserted wire. I bound four together to make a frame.
Even if I used patina on the brass wire, I still don’t think I will like wire with the palm nuts.
I stitched a 9×9 using brown Egyptian cotton. The thread is barely noticeable, but when it is, looks natural.
Last night I drilled holes in 240 nuts. I need 218, but always make extra just in case. Tonight I will begin stitching them together with the Egyptian cotton.
There will be 99 connected little frames with a mirror in the center of each frame. Yep, I am making a grid using palm nuts.
I am not sure if the cotton thread will be strong enough to support the weight of 218 palm nuts and 99 pieces of mirror. I will address that problem if it becomes an issue.
Of course there will be a coded message. This time the message will be: another mirror held up to me.