Patching knitwear requires different techniques from patching woven clothing. I still have a lot to learn and practice on knits, but I’m happy with these sweatpants.
Some experiments with niwaki ( garden trees). I started with round yew shrubs, and pruned them extensively. I tried a few shapes, based on the existing branches on each shrub. One was based on windswept trees. One has a dual trunk. One is almost a double helix.
The pruning also revealed a mealy bug infestation. Now that they are more open, more predators can reach the mealy bugs.
I still have two more shrubs to work on.
Niwaki (garden tree) inspiration. These ones are growing out of a gigantic boulder.
Some of the antennae at the top of Mount Washington. My dad built some of the parts used in them.
A boat house in the town where I grew up. I love the look of the old wood and how the roof looks like patchwork. There were plenty of barn swallows going in and out of it.