new season

eucalyptus, casuarina pines, wind fall leaves on merino wool

The beginning of fall is the perfect time for cleaning and preparing the house and garden for the colder weather. Trees and shrubs are pruned and trimmed for new growth next year. This is also time for “changing over the wardrobe” from summer to winter clothing.

The season’s change has inspired me to try new materials for my eco-printing. The shawl wrap you see above is printed on wool flannel. I was delighted to see how beautifully the material took on the color and detail of the selected plant material.  The wool is soft and cozy and I am looking forward to the first cool, crisp, evening so that I can wear it.

full length view of the wrap, with fold over as the collar piece.

vibrant reddish orange print from eucalyptus

a single oak leaf print

the colors here reflects the mood of wind fall leaves in the white of snow with a fiery red beneath it all

the colors of reds, gold and yellow from liquidambar in the fall is lovely

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6 Responses to new season

  1. Lovely! Bring the cold weather on! 🙂
    I wish I could find nice wool flannel in Arizona.

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  2. Kristin says:

    It always surprises me the vibrant red of some Eucalypts. So gorgeous!

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  3. Linda St Angelo says:

    absolutely lovely pieces. Where do you order your wool from? I am moving to a colder climate, so will need something warmer than just silk.

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