I must be getting faster with my knitting, this pair took less than two months to make, usually it takes me most of the winter. I've used yarn that creates patterned stripes and I like that they are different, yet the same.
The snow and cold weather have pretty much stopped my collecting of leaves. Every Autumn I pick up an assortment of leaves as they fall, press them and then as a rule do nothing else with them. I have lots of dry leaves. One of my favorite places to press them is an old Webster's Dictionary. It's four inches deep so it can really fill it up. This is how one side of it looks.
The other side and the front look similar, I like to keep the stems sticking out so I can find them all.
On our last play day two weeks ago Trische gifted me with a pressed black lace elderberry leaf.
The following day I did two cyanotypes (blueprint) with it. Here's one of them in the sun doing its magic.
The finished prints.
Now that winter has arrived, the printing will probably stop and the creating something with them will hopefully start.
I also used the Black Lace Elderberry leaf for my weekly leaf. I used my favorite standby the Gelli plate. Here's the leaf on the plate.
The Weekly Leaf #46
Line Dance #315-#321
The Daily Paper #243-#249
Linked to "Off the Wall Friday"