November highlights

The month of November is when the cold winds begin to blow and marks the beginning of winter. It is also a month where we celebrate “Thanksgiving”, a national holiday in the U.S. It is a holiday of giving thanks and celebration with family and friends. The holiday also reminds me of pumpkin, apple pies, and piping hot cider to keep the chill away.

This post highlights several shawl wraps that I have eco-dyed with the following botanical: eucalyptus polyanthemos, eucalyptus cinerea, and casuarina pine needles on wool. These shawls will keep me warm and cozy this time of the year.

L-R: casuarina pines, eucalyptus polyanthemos

Close up view of shawl wrap #1, Scarlett (printed with the above plant materials)

a spectacular display and prints from 2 variety of eucalyptus, casuarina pines on wool

vibrant reds from eucalyptus cinerea

love the dark and light contrast from young and fresh eucalyptus leaves. The dark prints are from eucalyptus cinerea

vibrant colors to beat the cold and grey of November

full length view of shawl wrap

This second piece is printed with oak leaves, fir pines, and eucalyptus.

L-R: grand fir pine needles, southern live oak

Close up view of shawl wrap, #2 Autumn

oak leaf, pines, and eucalyptus on wool

close view of oak leaf, love the different shades of browns

markings from Abies grandis (grand fir)

a single oak leaf

full length view

display of the full shawl wrap

more on next post…

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