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The Woolen Rabbit Oasis, Moving Mud Buttons
What was your inspiration?
in november 2009 after the frost, while walking around my yard, i saw that the leaves of the hostas dying back had formed a really interesting arrangement and had taken on a beautiful coloring. i took a photo.
i loved it so much and wondered if it could become a yarn color (i didnt know what for, just that i liked the color). i called kim (the woolen rabbit) who thrives on the opportunity to create colors and shes a spectacular collaborator. within a day or two of seeing my photo, she sent an email with a yarn picture. and within a week or so, actual dead hosta leaf yarn arrived at my house. she named it birch beer.
the twist collective winter boards nudged my designer focus into place, with their little pictures of victorian and edwardian skating costumes, stylized with swirls of braid. eurekathis was a way to use a large, voluptuous stitch pattern in a very structured garment shape. i loved the contrast. i started swatching and before i knew it, i had a sweater back.
for buttons, i wanted something truly special, that looked almost like drops of dew or nectar down the front of the sweater. and my favorite button source, moving mud, more than came through with these incredible round glass buttons, sooo beautiful.