Gwen Blakley Kinsler
Rolling Meadows, IL USA

http://www.crochetqueen.com/

The paisley shape is also known as the Kashmir, serabend or almond shape.  It has been described as a drop of water, a fern-frond, pear, almond, fig or pine cone.  The origin is unclear, but it is thought to be linked to the shape of a cypress tree which symbolizes “eternal life.”

 

From:  “Design Sources for Symbolism” by Jan Messent

 

I used:

Carat, gold

Rayon embroidery floss, yellow

Berroco Crystal FX, chanterelle

Coats Knit Cro Sheen, metallic gold

DMC Mouline Metallic, gold

DMC Retors A Broder #4, gold