Monday, June 05, 2006

Tree of Life

Here's a project I started working on last night. This is a trial run on a "Tree of Life" pattern. Hoo-boy! This is a tough one! I'm surprised I finished this panel as quickly as I did. I have some changes in mind for the second attempt, but I will make use of this one as well.

The concept of my design will be to use this as a center panel of a larger piece. The notion is to create a piece that can be auctioned to raise money for a low-income housing nonprofit organization. The twining branches represent the connection between individuals and community. The early concept is to add a strip of a pattern called "Joyful Children" at the bottom and surround the whole piece with the "Little Pink Houses" from the Glad Rags I made for the wedding.

I may do an edging on the outside in a leaf pattern -- representing how we can scatter our efforts to the world.

I'm sure there will be changes and adaptations as I go along.

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6 comments:

Erudite Redneck said...

Ooooh. I ain't much on knittin' but that's cool!

FrenziedFeline said...

Testing, 1, 2, 3...testing, 1, 2, 3...

I've been trying to comment for awhile, but Blogger has been a bugger.

You're starting to make me want to take knitting lessons! :)

drlobojo said...

Very very Celtic.

Trixie said...

True, Drlobojo. I have some other Celtic patterns I'm going to do as the summer progresses. I have a couple of friends who will probably get married this summer after an 8- or 9-year engagement. I'd like to do a Celtic knot work for them.

drlobojo said...

I have a book on how to design Celtic knot art. It is one of the Dover publications. Not how to copy it, but how to design and create it. You might like it. I'm sure it is still being sold most Dover books are sold forever.

Kuky said...

Wow that very's cool!