It's all a bit grey round here at this time of year. The sky is full of grey rain, the garden is resting, and there are no flowers in bloom. So I have been looking at my stash of brightly coloured yarns and thinking about how to put some of that colour outdoors. My initial ideas were around yarn-bombing but I knit too slowly to produce anything very substantial before the Spring, so that really left crochet and weaving. And so the "Four Seasons" garden banner project evolved...
I have been playing a bit with Saori-style weaving recently and like it very much so all the banners are in that style.
In each banner I tried to convey the colours and the feelings of that season.
Spring, seen here on the left, is full of flowers and cool but sunny skies. It hangs on the cherry tree in the garden, which will soon be a riot of purple blossom.
Summer skies are bright blue and warm days are spent by the sea and the beach. There is always lots of ice-cream too - mint choc chip for me and vanila (with a flake) for my son.
Autumn is a favourite time, the colours are warm and rich and the sun still shines through the abundance of growth in the garden. This banner hangs by the swing seat in the garden, where I love to sit and enjoy the late sun.
Winter is cold, maybe snowy, always frosty. Mists hang over the fields around our house. Sometimes the muddy puddles in the park ice over. Skies are cold blue. There are some spaces in the weaving to symbolise the bare trees at this time of year.