I am oh-so-so-so excited to be sharing my latest hooky project with you! It feels like I've been chatting about my Winter Wreath for such a long time already, even though it's only been a couple of months since I set out on this journey of Winter celebration. I know many of you have been patiently waiting for the Big Ta-Dah moment, yes, me included. The shared anticipation has been almost palpable in Blogland/Facebook/Instagram as I've shared glimpses of my progress in recent weeks. And now I'm here to show you how it all finally came together, I really can't wait to share.
Lets start out by talking about yarn. For all of my wreaths (this is number five) I've chosen to work with wool rather than cotton or acrylic. Over the years I've gathered a pretty good stash of merino and cashmerino yarns in various weights and in many colours, and they've become my go-to yarns for small decorative projects. When I first start out on a wreath-making journey, I spend a while thinking about colours and the overall look I'm aiming for. As these are seasonal wreaths, the colours are of course directly inspired by the seasons - flowers, foliage, berries, skyscapes and landscapes, traditions and festivities. All these things have very strong colour associations and it's lots of fun to have a play with all these elements. I begin by choosing my base colours - the colours that will make up the striped cover for my polystyrene wreath form.
For my winter wreath I used six shades of Drops Merino Extra Fine DK. Those are the colours I used in the picture above, starting from the top and moving clockwise ::
ONE stripy wreath base.