More than two years ago (in April 2020) I posted about making a Stephen West design called Marled Magic. I based its colours on a photograph and used yarns from my stash.
I’ve done it again. This time I was captivated by a painting of eminent Western Australian artist Philippa Nikulinsky. It forms the cover of the book Cape Arid by Philippa and Alex Nikulinsky, published by Fremantle Press in 2012 and reprinted in 2013 and 2016.
The plant is Eucalyptus sweedmaniana.
Normally I’d insert an image here of a mountain of red, green, and charcoal yarns in all thicknesses and fibres but I find I don’t have one.
I went further than last time with the blending of yarns. In some areas there are four threads combined and in many areas there are three. I enjoyed the blending of colours; it made me feel a bit like a painter with a palette!
Here are the images I took after blocking it today.