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Floralia – Part Eight

Well congratulation you made it! Your tiny little bloom has grown into a lovely garden of celebration and its finally ready for its border to perfectly frame your work.

As you work on the border I want you to think back to the begging of our journey.

Floralia was a festival in ancient Roman to honor the goddess Flora, held in April. The festival included Ludi Florae, the “Games of Flora” which lasted for six days.  The celebrations included nude dancing, gladiator contests, theatrical performances and circus events. The crowds were pelted with vetches, beans, and lupins, (symbols of fertility). Deer and hares also symbols of fertility, were let loose in honor of the goddess as protector of gardens and fields. They wore colorful garments during the festivities instead of the customary white robes.

In honor of all women I designed Floralia with my maternal mother and grandmothers in mind. From generation to generation they past down their knowledge, wisdom and strength to the next, hoping the next generation would flourish and prosper. We do our best to keep those family traditions alive while evolving and adapting them to the new modern ways of life.  

Now I want you to give your Floralia a name and feel free to show us your complete blanket and tell us your story over in the Pippin Crochet Club

Part Eight– Border
Download your preferred terminology here

Download you color placement work sheet (updated)
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Video Tutorials by Helen Shrimpton– Crystals & Crochet
Check Helen’s page every week for the latest video.Floralia Videos – Crystals & Crochet Website

Happy Hooking
Love Emma May XOXO

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