2017 Shannon Hunter

Shannon Hunter
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.



  1. Oooh, such gorgeous leaves Shannon. I can see why you would like to make more of these in other colourways. I'd love to have one in autumn colours too, lol.

  2. Love the leaves!!! And they make such a sensuous wrapping!

  3. Your lovely details and patterns flow beautifully in this wonderful work!

  4. A lovely work of wearable art.


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