I love leaves. Living in a part of the world that has slight more weeks of bare branches than leafed-out branches each year, I treasure leaves in all of their stages, colors, textures, and locations. Oak and maple leaves hold special places in my heart because I have been so surrounded by them my whole life and because they come in such varied and elegant shades and shapes.
Leaf silhouettes have certainly inspired much of my fiber art for decades. After encouragement from several of my long-time students, I'll be teaching a workshop featuring a leaf shape as well.
This weekend Saturday, November 14, I'll be teaching a "Joyful Leaf" making workshop from 9:30 - 3:30 at Mill House Quilts in Waunakee, WI. The leaves can be made into ornaments, brooches, or pieces to applique to a larger work of fiber art.
I'm excited about the wide range of hand-dyed wool colors that will be available to students as well as the mix of guided stitching and opportunities for each student to personalize her/his own design.
Here's a simple example of one of the colorways and design options that will be available.