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Beautiful colors

LM to ARO, left side of warp

Here you can see the purples clearly as I change from LM’s black weft to ARO’s marine. The next color, lavender, still doesn’t show up well in the photo, but it does in real life.

In addition to being black, LM’s weft is a cotton/hemp blend. And since it comes only in natural, her yarn was hand dyed – by a woman I’ve used before. Susan over at Iowaweaver does a really great job dyeing yarn, whether it’s a solid black like this or hand painted in the colors mom chooses. ARO’s marine is the same cotton as the warp. I’ve got less than a yard to weave tomorrow to finish weaving her wrap, then the off-loom work.

The colors of autumn are particularly beautiful this year. It starts with a pink, orange, lavender, and yellow sunrise.

beautiful sunrise

Then, later in the day, the leaves put on their own show: the reds and oranges of maples;

maple tree in full color

the golden ?birches?;
golden tree

the bronzes of my oakleaf hydrangea.
oakleaf hydrangea

This variegated maple captured my eye, so I captured it.
variegated maple, full tree

Interesting enough when you see the whole tree, a closeup really made me wonder…why are the variegated leaves so much smaller than the green ones?

variegated maple, close up

Meanwhile, lots of things are still in flower. I picked some hydrangeas and roses at my daughter’s house, and they’re now in my basement, curing to dry slowly for use in decorations.

drying flowers

5 comments to Beautiful colors

  • Judy T

    Don’t you just love those Fall colors! Every day they just get more and more breathtaking! My many year old burning bush is just stunning and I’m sorry to hear that you can no longer buy them here in NYS… on the invasive plant list. Mine is so non-invasive it’s not even funny…
    I love that my roses and my dipladenia are still blooming along with my blanket flowers – and yet the trees and shrubs are just turning spectacular colors.
    I love your new oak leaf hydrangea photos, and have no answer about the variegated maple leaves…
    Enjoy these lovely Fall days and your walks Peg.

  • Peg Cherre

    Thanks, Judy. I had no idea you can’t buy burning bush anymore. I had 2 in Friendship, and certainly see them in my walks around the new neighborhood, in fact tried (and failed) to get some decent pix of them in all their glory. I’ve never thought of them as invasive, either.

    I had to look up dipladenia — that was a new one on me!

    Enjoy the Fall…just not today’s projected all-day rain.

  • Erica

    I love those fall photos! Autumn is my favorite time of year! I took some photos of my own earlier today. I am commenting because I happened upon your page some days ago and I love your weaving. You’re a great artist! I am interested in a custom piece and tried to send a note through your contact page, but I didn’t get a confirmation so I’m not sure if it went through or not. If you could email me when you have some free time I would be grateful. Thanks so much!

    • Peg Cherre

      Thanks for stopping by, and for the compliments, Erica. Sorry my contact page didn’t work…I will definitely email you separately, and will check into the contact page problem.

  • Erica

    Thanks so much! I am glad this comment worked! I look forward to hearing from you!

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