Summer followed us into fall. High temperatures, no rain brought the fire hazard up to an uneasy level. Thankfully just when is was getting to be of concern the clouds arrived bringing rain to the farm and snow to the mountains.
In the joy of falls arrival I started dying wool with black walnut shell dye aged and mixed with coffee grinds. The brown that showed up was such fun! Filled with lots of texture and shading, I just had to make a oak leaf shoulder cape for fall. Something to top off a sweater, or that could bring extra warmth to a coat. A little one could also use it with their imagination and pretend they were dressed for an outdoors adventure!
The colors of the leaves outside and their texture were the inspiration.
The cape felt right at home hanging up in the tree when all the making was done. When wearing it the collar stands up, making it feel fit for a forest queen.
To fall and the adventures it brings!