Transported to the deep dark woods, bathed in the depths of pureness, sweet smelling mosses, growing, mysterious, and mystic. The dampness, the greenness, trickling water sounding sweet and cool and the rich green canopy above, swaying in the breeze that never reaches the base of the trees. Its still here, and quiet, and it refreshes the soul to be breathing this air that almost seems imbued with green. In parts of Europe this is the realm of the Green Man. In my homeland New Zealand it is the very body of the earth mother, Papatuanuku. Since the earliest time, the forest has been our place of refuge and shelter, a source of food and security, it is no wonder green is such a powerful colour in our lives even now. It is considered a restful, peaceful colour, offering harmony and balance. It is associated with fertility and healing. It can also be associated with growth and change, freshness and energy. We have ‘green’ energy, ‘green’ products, things we connect to ‘goodness’ and ‘cleanliness’ are called green. I think the colour green is a wonderful source of inspiration! This week we are bringing you the FiberyGoodness Secret Garden Board with the Colour Green as the feature! Its a fabulous board, put together by Ana, and I love the richness and the variety of it. We hope you will also enjoy it, maybe you would like to challenge yourself to create something green this week, inspired by an image on the board that really speaks to you! Here is a yarn created by a Golden Fleece student Emma Nicholson, that I really loved, and it reminded me so much of the New Zealand ferns, I had to include it here! Its also in the Fiberygoodness Gallery, you might like to head over there too and check out the rest of the amazing student yarns!
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