The first attempt with the faux rolags didn't work out so well..
So.. back to the drawing board.
These little soldiers did the trick!
Added a few extra soldiers in-between with some bright yellow
and ended up with
"Morning Glory and Marigolds"
Approximately 85 yards of hand dyed merino wool...
..with a bit of blended recycled sari silk..
for some cheerful thick and thin fun!