Monday, May 23, 2016

Eucalyptus Shawl finished

I am nearing the end of this project with my second to last design completed. Although I finished all the panels for the installation, I still have one more piece of human wearable art to finish before I can publish the group of patterns. This piece has turned out to be a stunner!

Eucalyptus Shawl is based on Rainbow Eucalyptus bark which is the most bizarre bark I have researched. It’s pealing layers change color as they age giving it a vibrant jumble of colors. Although the tree panel had 13 different colors, I pared it down to seven for the shawl to make it more wearable. I love how it turned out!

Information from the pattern: Rainbow eucalyptus or eucalyptus deglupta is found naturally on many Pacific islands. The unique chromatic bark is its most distinctive feature. Patches of outer bark are shed annually at different times, showing a bright green inner bark. The green bark then darkens and matures to give blue, purple, orange, yellow, green, and maroon tones. Although rainbow eucalyptus is widely grown on plantations for pulpwood to make paper, it is sought after as a statement tree in many landscape designs because of it’s showy bark.

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