Following up from my last post on shawl wraps I’ve made for the cold weather, here are two more. The first one is made with a combination of eucalyptus, California pepper tree, or Shinus molle, and casuarina pine needles.
In this close up you can see the details that each of the leaves creates. The eucalyptus leaves dominates that pattern, the more numerous brownish green leaves are from young, recently harvested eucalyptus, whereas the larger, bright reddish orange color is achieved by using older and dried eucalyptus leaf. The casuarina pine needles create the “connect-the-dots” pattern that you see gently curving up from the bottom left to upper right side of this picture. Finally, the California pepper tree leaves create the spotted grey pattern you see on the right. You can see another example of the California pepper tree leaf here.
Close up view of #3, Aurelia (Latin name for golden, and the colors of fall)
This second piece is made with casuarina pine needles and eucalyptus.
Close up view of #4, Aspen (Aspens are poplar trees with dazzling fall foliage in shades of yellow and gold)
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