When we were in Kosciuszko National Park last weekend, I was looking at the colours of the bush, and was inspired to create a new cushion.
My yarn stash is a bit out of control, so I was fortunate enough to have enough 8ply pure wool on hand to give me the colours of the bush. More good luck than good management really.
The first side is made of a series of 4cm granny squares in solid colours. When I joined the squares together, I wasn't happy with the "gappy" corners, so solved the problem with a small cross stitched to pull the corners together.
I wasn't completely happy with the way it looked and it was too big, so I decided to felt it. After one hot wash, along with a scrubbing brush and a pair of rubber thongs, I was really happy with the result. The orange and red yarns are a crape yarn and haven't felted, which has added an unexpected texture.