Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Soldier Meadows Kerchief

I finished this piece a couple months ago while on vacation at my in-laws in the Shawnee National Forest in Illinois. The triangular shawl is inspired by some wonderful days spent in a gorgeous remote wilderness in Black Rock Desert called Soldier Meadows.

Soldier Meadows, north of the playa in Black Rock Desert is a high plateau wilderness that is desolate, unique, and vastly beautiful. A critical habitat for many plants and animals, the varied colored landscape is alive with wildlife. The lone cabin is first-come-first-use and can give you complete solitude in a sea of desert color.

I photographed my mother-in-law wearing it in the lush southern Illinois landscape but you can still see the vast landscape of sagebrush and rabbit brush in the final piece.

It was a really fun one to design and to knit.

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