Tamborine, Queensland, Australia
Patterns in Nature suggest leaves to me...not only the patterns of veins and cells in the individual leaf, but the patterns they make dropped in a heap on the ground, or dancing on branches in the breeze.
I have used repetitive leaf shapes in a multi toned beige/taupe freeform tabard, made of 4 ply pure wool, open down one side, so very comfortable to wear , figure flattering and one size fits all, and draped asymmetrically to the body, finishing just above the ankle at its longest point.
As in nature, no two leaves are the same, with variations of colour and size and stitch, both knitted and crocheted.
On some leaves the veins are depicted by the stitch, on others, a row of cream crochet topstitching highlights the veins.
I'm keenly waiting for a day cool enough to wear it, as Winter approaches and I have been so inspired by this challenge, and this design, that I want make it again in shades of black, white and grey, and another in autumnal russet, burnt sienna and olive greens.