Monday, November 10, 2008

Sources on the Net

Someone asked me on Etsy about knitted leaves. Sigh. If only they wanted my crocheted leaf patterns.

Since I learned to knit them online, I referred her to the site. It was a Tree Undone http://www.pokiedot.com/knit.htm the effort for Burning Man, where i found a pattern for knit leaves, that made the beautiful aspen-shaped leaves ( ignore that picture, the leaf is rounder and fuller)

Here is the N.E.pattern repurposed for a wine cozy. Ignore the cozy and see the nice leaves
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTwinecozy.html

But along the way, I made a 3 hour detour on looking at knit leaves and found a fabulous site by a now departed creator. Her proud daughter shares her works and her patterns are just
what I aspire to be: clear! dagnabbit without going the long way around for an effect nor presenting blobs as lines.
http://sarahanns.com/crochetworks/brass.html

The TikkunTree Project
A community art project: growing peace stitch by stitch
(When completed, the TikkunTree will be a silent community sculpture, part of a larger exhibit on the olive tree; but its diverse hand-made foliage, doves and candles will speak eloquently of the thoughts and hopes for peace of its many contributors.)
Love this kind of effort!
http://thetikkuntree.wordpress.com/patterns/

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2370/2327578628_abaf86ca85_m.jpg
led me to Sally George
and
http://www.theanticraft.com/archive/beltane06/maidensglory.htm is so much my heart and interest: leaves and flowers--- and what a neat way to have a vein down the middle!

2 comments:

Tikkunknitter said...

Thanks so much for visiting the TikkunTree project. Your crocheted leaves are lovely, and I've added a link to them so that others will find them as well.

Ginger said...

I love the leaves Akua, I am going to find out how to participate...