Leaf Cycle Collection

August 29, 2014 at 8:59 am 2 comments

leaf cycle patterns

I’ve just cast off the last of a series of 4 shawls which I’m calling the Leaf Cycle.

It started with Winterleaf, quite unintentionally, simply because I’d always loved leaf patterns but hadn’t seen any in my favourite crescent format. Then some time while I was stuck in the feverish stage of the flu, the idea of a series grew.

Summerleaf

So there is Summerleaf, with large lush leaves, like the trees in full foliage, and an edging of smaller new leaves peeking out underneath. Shade for lazy summer days, and a living canopy during lingering warm evenings.

 

fallingleaf

And Fallingleaf, with open lacy leaves which flutter away at the edging. Meant for a glamourous, decadent silk, just as the trees deck themselves in their finest hues for their last hurrah before hibernation.

 

winterleaf

Winterleaf has the smallest leaves, and an edging of twig-like tracery. These are the last echoes of autumn while the trees dream, and the promise of spring to come.

 

Blossomleaf

And finally Blossomleaf. I had so much fun designing this one, I really went to town! Inspired by the excitement and playfulness that spring brings, this shawl has a life of its own and can grow into many different things as you play with where, how and if to use the various elements. There are floating blossoms, unfurling leaves and drifts of petals at the edging.

Winterleaf is out already, and the other 3 are in various stages of testing, so they’ll be out in the coming weeks.

leaf cycle shawls

 

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lisagreenb  |  August 29, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    All so gorgeous!! I want them all♥♥♥♥!

    Reply
    • 2. littlehouseonthehill  |  August 30, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      Awww! Thanks!

      Reply

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