Hello......... Over the late May bank holiday weekend I found my crochet mojo again, loosing myself in the wonderful colour that comes with Mandala making
Yes I raided my stash and had a play around with the colours, looking for shades to represent the colours and tones to be found in a woodland, pretty woodland flower colours, the plan was to make a mandala that was big enough to go into a hoop to be mounted on a wall.
Woodland is one of the themes for our next craft club exhibition and when I spotted Marit's Voila Mandala over on instagram, I just couldn't resist having a go. I've added a link to the pattern.
So here's my woodland in a yarny themed mandala
First up we have
followed by white to represent snowdrops
Closely followed by pretty pink blossom.
I hope you are following along with my thinking on this one, 'P' was not so convinced and kept saying 'I don't get it!!'
Next came the first spattering of Bluebells
more Blossom and
of course the trees bursting into leaf.
Now at this point I took a bit of a leap, away from my usual Summerhouse colour palette, adding in some red yikes, what was I thinking, I did get a bit nervous at the point but I braved it out and I'm glad I did.
So we have red to represent poppies.
Next up came blue skies and clouds, I really am loving this woodland wander.
Following along were
and more Spring green
At this point it was time for a bit of blocking. pinning and wafting with the iron. As you can see I've added a few more rounds here:
More Bluebells, as you can never have to many!!!
then some rain to make the flowers grow, just a little shower.
To keep the tree's nice and green
I'm not sure what it is about this time of year but I always seem to be drawn to making mandala's it's so restful, working on a round or two each day, almost like meditation.
So a little catch up
after the leafy green of summer
comes some Cow parsley
and then the blue blue summer skies
Finally to finish we have the berries of Autumn represnted in three different berry toned rounds
and one final round of green
Here's my mandala all blocked measuring about 45 cm, I'm not sure if I'm going to add any more to it yet, I keep thinking wow that would make a lovely cushion, but I'm resisting as there are already far to many cushions here at the Summerhouse.
Now all I need to do is find a hoop that is big enough for the mandala, which is made from various shades of Stylecraft special DK, I do hope you enjoyed this wander through the woods with me.