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Sweater Weather

For several days a blanket of clouds covered our little hamlet in the mountains . When the fog cleared up we wittnesed the changing of the colours of our forests in just a couple of days. What an amazing time of year this is, I truly enjoy wandering around in the woods this time of year. I love it here! With the days getting shorter, I enjoy sitting by the fire, drinking herbal tea and do some knitting. I am currently knitting on a cabled sweater design from the 80s, knitted with rustic wool from the Pyrenees.

It is hard not to be inspired by nature and the colours of Fall, and so the Soleil Quilt was born. The sun reminds me of the soft morning light and the changing of the seasons. I embroidered accents with heirloom threads from my grandmother’s embroidery collection.

Today I went into the forest to make photos of a wall hanging that was dyed with chestnuts. The calendula flowers are hand painted on antique French linen that was waiting for the perfect project. The process of making this wall hanging felt precious because I live in a forest of ancient chestnut trees. The day I was dyeing with the chestnut extracts, my studio smelled like the forest on a warm Fall day. It will be available in my shop soon!

I hope you enjoyed the photos I have taken during my walks and see the beauty in November.

x Claire