'Leaves of Grass' Tunic: Ode to Walt Whitman
A child said What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands;
How could I answer the child? I do not know what it is any more
I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green
Walt Whitman, Song of Myself
Last November and then again in February I posted photos and notes about spinning, warping, and weaving the fabric for this top, which I call "Leaves of Grass." It's made of single-ply yarns in S & Z twist, which gives it a seersucker-like texture. The yarns are merino and a silk-merino blend, dyed in various shades of green. My ode to Walt Whitman -- and a tribute to spring, which will, sooner or later, show up.
Detail of fringe, which seems to ply itself
Back, just slightly longer than the front