Peridot

Model:

  • Fabric = 28 count Cashel in Kermit by Picture This

  • Pattern size = 11” x 14” (14 ct.)

  • Stitch count = 149 x 202

  • Stitched 2 over 2


Threads:

  • All DMC

About the design:

I like red and blue a lot, but green is also a very nice color. It’s the color of new spring growth and symbolizes the yearly renewal of life. So, it seems appropriate that the day I wrote this is Earth Day, when we celebrate our planet and all the organisms with which we share it.

Green plants are green because of a pigment called chlorophyll, which allows them to capture light energy from the sun. They use light energy to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen, and in the process, transform light energy to chemical energy that can then be used for growth. Animals that eat plants also use this converted energy for growth. If humans could figure out a way to duplicate what plants can do, we could produce unlimited quantities of hydrogen fuel to replace the polluting fossil fuels on which we now depend.

Peridot is a type of Olivine, a silicate rich in magnesium and iron.

Released in 2007