I don’t have to wonder if Suzy’s color choices for her shawls are influenced by the natural world. I just have to look at the photos she sends of her shawls with the landscape behind them.
Osage and Oatmeal , named for some of the wool Suzy used to make it, is her last shawl of the season. We’ll have to wait till next year for more. I love how the subtly of the colors reveal themselves. The pinkish tinged white is called Oatmeal and the solid green stripe is naturally dyed with Osage, a tree in the mulberry family.
The locks spun throughout the white is also naturally dyed.
The mohair Suzy uses in her Shawls come from her Angora goats Alice, Ruth, Lucy and April. The naturally dyed wool in Osage and Oatmeal comes from a fiber artist who Suzy met at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.
As always, each of Suzy’s shawls is a unique piece of wearable art. She hand spins all the yarn and hand knits each shawl. They are washed in a natural solution which makes them extra soft.
Below is a video of Suzy’s goats April, Alice, Lucy and Ruth.