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Northern Landscapes Collection

June22

Waiting for the ships to return

About the Collection:
This past summer I traveled to Newfoundland, to the arctic coastal tundra region where the Vikings had the first European settlement in North America. Such gorgeous landscape! It’s inspired a collection focused around the landscape of this area of Newfoundland and its geological cousins in Iceland and coastal Ireland. I’ve been lucky enough to visit all three places over the past 10 years. I find the remote and stark landscapes inspiring – nature has such beautiful lines and movement.

During my visit to Newfoundland’s Great Northern Penninsula (the location of the first Viking settlement in North America) inspiration struck quite quickly and before the week was out, I had the core ideas for the Northern Landscapes collection. This accessory collection of 30-40 pieces focuses on shawls/stoles, scarves, hats, and cowls. I knew right away that the beautiful, natural colours and textures of Bare Naked Wools paired perfectly with this landscape. The collection also features indie dyers, focusing on colours drawn from the three landscapes.

The collection will be released in three parts and will be available as ebooks or individual patterns. Part one was published in August 2015, part two will be published in early 2016 and part three will be released in fall 2016.

Patterns will be available individually or as an eBook. If you choose to purchase individual patterns from the collection, once you reach the cost of the ebook ($34.95) the rest of the patterns in part one will be automatically added to your cart/library.

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