Although we appreciate the beauty of a large maple tree bursting with color, the elegant silhouette of the leaves on their own is just as impactful.


6 leaves of different sizes

Embroidery needle

Embroidery floss


Using the largest leaf as your base, layer a slightly smaller leaf on top of it, and the smallest leaf on top of that.

Use a needle threaded with embroidery floss to stitch an X in the center of all three leaves to secure them together. Tie a knot on the back to secure. Repeat with the remaining three leaves.


As featured in the Autumn issue of Beekman 1802 Almanac Magazine from the book BRANCHES & BLOOMS by Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2017. Photographs by Paige Green.

by Aray Till

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